Farm to School in collaboration with partner organizations (Manitoba Healthy Food in Schools; Nutrition for Early Learning and Child Care; Dairy Farmers of Manitoba, Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba and Northern Regional Health Authority) held a contest for schools and licensed daycares to win a chance to host a Great Big Crunch event at their facility.
Representatives from the collaborating organizations attended and hosted events at both Clifton School and S.P.L.A.S.H. Child Care Inc. located in Winnipeg. Carrots were provided by Farm to School Manitoba and partner organizations and were distributed to all students and staff to take part in a “synchronized crunch” by biting their carrots all at the same time.
Clifton School’s Great Big Crunch Photos
S.P.L.A.S.H. Child Care Inc.’s Great Big Crunch Photos
A huge thank you to all of the schools and child care facilities who entered the contest! There were several entries and we wish everybody good luck with their Nutrition Month activities!!
CONGRATULATIONS to Clifton School and S.P.L.A.S.H. Child Care Centre on winning the opportunity to take a GREAT BIG CRUNCH with us in celebration of Nutrition Month.
** Contest is now closed for 2019. Stay tuned for upates on the 2020 Great Big Crunch activities **
CONTEST ALERT: Celebrate Nutrition Month this March by taking part in a Great Big Crunch event!
Did you know March is Nutrition Month? How will your school and/or child care facility celebrate? On March 20, 2019, Farm to School and partner organizations want to celebrate with you by co-hosting a Great Big Crunch event!
The Great Big Crunch is a Canadian campaign created by FoodShare in Ontario which invites students and staff at schools and child care facilities to learn about healthy food choices and positive eating environments. It is a special day, assembly, lunch hour or even just 5 minutes dedicated to healthy produce that ends with a synchronized “crunch” to celebrate!
Farm to School Manitoba and partners are looking for a school and/or childcare facility to celebrate the Great Big Crunch Day together on March 20, 2019 and it could be yours!
HOW TO ENTER:
Send Farm to School Manitoba an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what your school or child care facility has been doing to support healthy eating environments. By doing this, you will be entered for a chance to have Farm to School and partners host and provide carrots for your Great Big Crunch event! The winning school will be announced on March 1, 2019.
WHAT TO EXPECT (if you’re the winner):
- Farm to School Manitoba and partner organizations will come to the winning school and/or child care facility on March 20, 2019, for approximately one hour (at an agreed upon time)
- Together, we will plan carrot themed age-appropriate games and activities. Some examples of activities include skits, poems, songs, art work, education from seed to carrot.
- The event will finish off with a great big CARROT CRUNCH – all students and staff will each receive a carrot, courtesy of Farm to School and partners, to crunch into simultaneously! How loud will the crunch be?
Once entered, Farm to School Manitoba will provide you with a resource package including fact sheets and recipes to help you put together an awesome Great Big Crunch event!