Over 300,000 Canadians crunched for a national school food program

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 1:57pm


This year’s Great Big Crunch saw more than 300,000 children, schools, politicians, organizations and citizens from across the country crunching into apples and other crunchy produce to make noise for a national healthy school food program.


The Great Big Crunch on Parliament Hill

In Ottawa, the FSC, Coalition for Healthy School Food and FoodShare teams partnered with USC Canada, the Canadian Organic Trade Association, Growing Up Organic and Cultivating Cooks, along with MP Jean-Claude Poissant, to run a festive event on the Hill. Over 50 children from Rockliffe Park Public School came to participate in activities on healthy food, while MPs dropped in to show their support.


Thank you to the 40 MPs and 4 Senators who came to crunch with us!


Check out our slideshow below:

Created with flickr slideshow.


Photo Credit: Rachel Cheng


The Great Big Crunch across the Country

Check out what was tweeted about the #GreatBigCrunch!

344 registered schools and organizations, and 303,820 participants!


FoodShare at the MLSE Launchpad, Toronto, Ontario Colborne School, Colborne, Ontario Counting the crunches!


The Great Big Crunch Makes Waves in Quebec

In collaboration with Coalition Poids, provincial MPs in Quebec were invited to do a virtual crunch.

Check out what was tweeted about #LaGrandeCroquée!

8 Members of Quebec's National Assembly and 11,391 school participants!



FSC representatives at the Great Big Crunch on Parliament Hill, from left to right: Gabrielle Spenard-Bernier, Rachel Cheng, Sasha McNicoll and Diana Bronson