#Great big crunch


Crunch for a national healthy school food program on march 12 at 2:30pm est

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Credit: Rachel Cheng

Participating is simple, and we’ve developed this
to support you in organizing Great Big Crunches that
send the message that it is time for a Healthy, Universal School Food Program for Canada

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 initiative of FoodShare Toronto.

THIS YEAR AGAIN, Food Secure Canada and the Coalition for Healthy School Food joined FoodShare and others across the country seeking a National Canadian investment in a cost shared universal school program.


Organize your Crunch!

Fill out FoodShare’s online form, which allows us to keep track of all the Crunches taking place. The form will also allow you to connect and register with your regional lead to get more localized support and resources.

Invite your local school, office, or a friend to join your Crunch! No group is too small or big, all you have to do is prepare to bite into an apple (or crunchy fruit or vegetable).


Prepare the day

We’ve made it easier than ever to organize a Great Big Crunch, download our toolkit!

When planning your Crunch, choose locally grown fruits or vegetables. Your regional lead might have some local connections to source your Crunchy produce too.

FoodShare's toolkit provides fun, curriculum-linked lesson plans and activities to bring the Crunch to life for children of all ages.


Crunch on March 12 at 2:30pm EST or any other time!

Everyone gets together and takes a synchronized bite. Participants share their crunch photos/video on social media using #GreatBigCrunch and #NourishKidsNow.

consider organizing your crunch in your local community!
The great big crunch
in 2019
Did you know?

In 2008, City of Vancouver even proclaimed March 1, 2018, as Great Big Crunch for Healthy School Food Day!


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