#Great big crunch


thanks for crunching for healthy school food with us this march. You can celebrate healthy school food All Year!

Credit: Rachel Cheng

The great big crunch
in 2021

On March 11 we celebrated healthy and crunchy food at the Virtual Great Big Crunch by crunching all together across Canada. View recording here

Read about the highlights of the Great Big Crunch this year in schools and classrooms across Canada.

Continue celebrating healthy school food with your school, classroom and at home by using our Activity Toolkit and download and use the Apple Fraction Activity video by Chef/Author Joshna Maharaj.

*Note: Check out our COVID-19 guideline as well to crunch safely with others!


Crunches were heard in march 2021
the great big crunch in the news

The Great Big Crunch at Lilian Berg Public School. Photo credit: Christel Kamm

THE GREAT BIG CRUNCH is a national movement and annual moment of anti-silence in which students, teachers, parents and others passionate about food join the food movement and crunch into apples (or other crunchy fruit or vegetable) to make noise for healthy school food! Every year since 2008, Canadians from coast to coast have participated in the Great Big Crunch, an original initiative of FoodShare Toronto.

Did you know?

In 2021, the Cities of Vancouver, Battleford and North Battleford proclaimed March 11 as the Great Big Crunch - Healthy School Food Day!

school highlight

"We are a small school in Northwestern Ontario and had registered for the event. For logistical reasons, our classes 'crunched' at 9:00 AM on Friday, March 12th, 2021.
Every student received either an apple or pear. We did crafts using an apple, the life cycle, parts of a fruit, the history of the apple in Canada, and jobs involved 'from the field to the table'. We read stories about apples and vegetables, planted apple seeds, and made apple sauce 'from scratch'.
Junior Grades also made connections to the topics of food miles, local food, and food security."

Christel Kamm, Library of Lillian Berg Public School

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