What is Apple Crunch Day?
On “Apple Crunch Day”, Healthy Lombard encouraged everyone to 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.
This year we received entries from not onoy school kids but the Village of Lombard, the Westin Hotl in Yorktown, and Dee. Cerone’s Dental offices on Main Street. THANK YOU!
Healthy Lombard Foundation Board President Jay Wojcik loved the fact that we were able to post over 45 Healthy “Apple” Selfies on our Facebook Pages this year. She also said, “Healthy Lombard is so grateful to Jewel/Osco on Main Street (in Lombard) who agreed to provide District 44 students with FREE Apple Coupons. They partnered with us in Apple Crunch Day since 2016! Their support has contributed to building awareness in our community and increased participation.
BTW, enjoying an apple can be done at any time as well as anywhere – classroom, home, office. And when you do, Healthy Lombard is encouraging participants to post their Apple Crunch Selfies. Then they can be uploaded to the Healthy Lombard Instagram site or sent to Healthy Lombard at [email protected] to be posted on the foundation’s Healthy Lombard Facebook Selfie page.
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 supported Apple Crunch Day in 2016.
Here are some 2019 photos: