What is Apple Crunch Day?
On and around Food Day 2016, millions of people around the country will crunch into an apple in a unifying action to raise awareness about eating better diets for our health and the environment, access and affordability of fruits and vegetables, and supporting local farmers. Hundreds of thousands of school students will crunch into an apple at lunch time, joined by Americans at public Food Day events, in corporate cafeterias, and at home.
The Apple Crunch originated in New York City in 2012, with approximately 400,000 New Yorkers biting into a locally grown New York State apple at the same time on Food Day. In 2013, the Big Apple Crunch in New York City set a world record with 1,000,000 people participating. The activity has spread across the country, and thousands of locations had Apple Crunches for Food Day 2014. Join us for the Food Day 2016 Apple Crunch on October 24, 2016!
For the 2nd year in a row, Jewel Foods, on Main and Roosevelt, had donated coupons to local schools that will provide each child a free apple to support this program,. Parents, grandparents, guardians, office workers, retirees, and seniors are also encouraged to participate.
Send your healthy “Apple” Selfie to firstname.lastname@example.org and the photo will appear on the Healthy Lombard Selfie Page!