The Canadian Produce Marketing Association was on Parliament Hill March 9 to support The Great Big Crunch, an event to highlight the importance of childhood nutrition.
To promote The Great Big Crunch, politicians, supporters and local school children gathered on the steps of Parliament Hill in Ottawa to show off their best crunching skills and support for healthy food choices for all.
All members of parliament received an apple to join in the fun courtesy of Algoma Orchards Ltd, and more than 250,000 Canadians took part in The Great Big Crunch, including schoolchildren.
Since 2008, close to 1 million crunches have been tallied as part of The Great Big Crunch. This year marks the event’s 10th anniversary. The Great Big Crunch is supported by the Coalition for Healthy School Food. The coalition is made up of more than 30 organizations across Canada, including FoodShare Toronto.