Students at Holy Family Catholic School in Wallaceburg joined hundreds of students across Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton this month for the annual Great Big Crunch.
“It was one loud, simultaneous crunch as our students bit into their shiny red apples,” says Gloria Grieve, Principal of Holy Family Catholic School.
“We want to say ‘thank you’ to the Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition Program for supplying all of the apples to Holy Family Catholic School!”
Great Big Crunch is held every year during the fall harvest to celebrate locally produced foods and healthier eating.
“Through Great Big Crunch, we invite everyone to learn about healthy eating and local food systems, as they follow the journey from apple seed, to harvest, to market, to the core!” says Elaine Lewis, Coordinator of the Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition Program.
Apples were also supplied to a number of work places.
About 450 volunteers provide a nutritious meal to 4,500 students every day through the Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition Program; and more than 8,100 children are served daily in programs across Sarnia-Lambton.
In the photo above, students at Holy Family Catholic School in Wallaceburg take a "great big crunch" out of apples donated by the Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition Program.