I've written about the great work that FoodShare does in the community regarding food distribution and education. As part of their ongoing committment to having healthy food available to everyone in our society, they do excellent work in our schools with children of all ages. As part of their initiative, March 8 is Great Big Crunch day. At 2:30 pm EST an estimated 100,000 children across the province of Ontario will bite into an apple, making a resounding big crunch.
This is just one of the many fun ways that FoodShare promotes healthy eating, fresh foods and the farmers who produce them. The Great Big Crunch is the culmination of teaching children about food production, composting, nutrition, cross-pollination, local food systems, healthy recipes and food preparation. The event also kicks off a celebration of Nutrition month, and takes the opportunity to showcase Ontario apples, proving that you can eat Ontario grown produce even in the depth of winter.
So tomorrow, get yourself an apple from a local grower, and at 2:30 take a big bite. While you savour the fruit, give some thought to the food you eat, and what it means for all of us to have access to healthy, nutritious food.