The Great Big Crunch – Did you Crunch Today?

Today was FoodShare‘s Great Big Crunch – a day of apple education in the classroom ending with a synchronized ‘Great Big’ classroom apple ‘Crunch’.

FoodShare’s Great Big Crunch invites students and teachers to learn about healthy eating and local and global food systems while following the journey from the apple seed, to the harvest, to the market, to the core.

Pretty cool. I crunched last year and this year I sank my teeth into a red delicious apple exactly at 2:30 pm. It was pretty sweet!

Why Crunch?

The idea is, as FoodShare says:

  • To promote, celebrate and enjoy healthy snacking
  • To highlight availability of local apples all year round
  • To use the apple as the centerpiece for activities on nutrition, cross pollination, composting, food systems, and more

Of course the apple crunching can – and should – happen any time, not just today. Apples are high in soluble fibre, antioxidants and vitamins (especially vitamin C)! Not to mention they make a delicious dessert.

My favourite apple snack

Apple-Walnut Snack

Cut your favourite type of apple (1) into small chunks
Sprinkle with 1-2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds and some walnut pieces.
Enjoy… Yum!

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