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Great Big Crunch, Coalition for Healthy School Food, Food Secure Canada

March 1, 2018

Students, teachers, parents and others who are passionate about food are invited to share their enthusiasm in a Great Big Crunch. On March 1st at 2:30pm, 300,000 kids from across the country will learn about local and healthy food and celebrate the day with a simultaneous apple crunch!

Brought to you by FoodShare Toronto, the Coalition for Healthy School Food and Food Secure Canada, the Great Big Crunch is also a moment to work together toward a national, universal healthy school food program.

How to participate?

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

    2. FoodShare provides fun, curriculum-linked lesson plans and activities to bring the Crunch to life for children of all ages (see resource links below)

    3. On March 1st, 2018, everyone gets together and takes a synchronized bite at 2:30pm. Participants share their crunch photos/video on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #greatbigcrunch.

    4. Participants also get a Great Big Crunch Certificate to proudly display on their wall.

Register Your Crunch:

Download the Toolkit:

Participate on Social Media:

For further questions, contact Sasha McNicoll at [email protected]

What's it all about?

Canada is one of the only industrialised countries with no national school food program. Canada’s current patchwork of school food programming reaches only a small percentage of our over 5 million students.

Canada was ranked 37th of 41 high-income countries in providing healthy food to children. We must do better! The Coalition for Healthy School Food is focused on making sure all Canadian students have access to healthy food at school every day.

The Great Big Crunch on Parliament Hill

As Crunches take place across the country, the Coalition for Healthy School Food, Food Secure Canada and Ottawa school children will be Crunching with Members of Parliament on Parliament Hill. We’ll be making noise for the need for a national healthy school food program.