After 2 years, in-person Great Big Crunch is returning on Thursday, March 9th, 2023! We anticipate over 20,000 crunchers will be participating at school events across Hamilton. The Great Big Crunch is a simple concept. Students gather together in classrooms, gymnasiums or hallways, each with a crisp, juicy apple in hand. After a countdown, everyone bites into their apples simultaneously, making a great big “crunch!”
All the apples are from the local orchards of Drummond Farms and purchased through a generous donation from FirstOntario Credit Union. All to celebrate healthy, local food during Nutrition Month!
Share your Crunch: Take pictures or record your crunch and share on social media and/or your school website with any of these hashtags:
Be sure to tag Tastebuds in your posts!
To be part of a virtual nationwide crunch countdown on March 9th at 1-1:30pm, register your crunch with the Coalition for Healthy School Food
Check out the Coalitions activity toolkit for teachers and students
Feel free to use the Coalitions communication toolkit that has logos, social media material, and templates, etc. (English & French)
If you did not register your program with Tastebuds:
Share any videos or photos of school staff crunching their favourite fruit or vegetable with your students
Join the virtual nationwide crunch countdown on March 9th at 1-1:30pm and register your crunch with the Coalition for Healthy School Food
If you have any virtual meetings or events scheduled throughout March, encourage participants to have their favourite crunchy fruit/vegetable on hand and host your own virtual CRUNCH!
Check out our Apple Toss video below! Happy Crunching!!