#Great big crunch


Let's make some noise for the need for a national healthy school food program

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Credit: Rachel Cheng

Hold the date for the Great Big Crunch 2020 
Thursday, March 12 2020 at 2:30pm EST

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.

next year, Consider organizing your crunch in your local community


Organize your Crunch!

Find a teacher and school that is interested in their students participating and order some local crunchy fruit or veg. You can invite your local MP, other local politicians, farmers, educators, the local media and community leaders.


Kids and schools from across Canada register before crunch day online. Participants can sign up individually, by class, by school and/or school board!


Prepare the day

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


Crunch in March 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.


Get your certificate of participation

Get a Great Big Crunch Certificate to proudly display on your wall.

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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