The Great Big Crunch
by Vanessa Stark
All across Canada in communities, homes, work places, classrooms and gymnasiums the Great Big Crunch took place at 2:30 p.m. last Thursday on March 7.
The Great Big Crunch was developed to raise awareness of local produce as well as promote healthy eating and celebrate nutrition month as well as to use fruit and vegetables as a showpiece for ideas on cooking, nutrition, composting and community development.
It helps kids realize and understand the growing issue of child obesity and the risks of being unhealthy by providing information on healthy alternatives.
St. Paul School and Lakefield District Intermediate School (LDIS) took part in this event by holding an assembly and, along with everyone participating around Canada, at 2:30 p.m. took a bite into a fruit or vegetable to show their support.
“If everyone is eating healthier, there won’t be as many people who are obese and people who are healthier tend to be happier.” Regan Mathews and Mickle O’Neill, students at LDIS said about the information that The Big Crunch provides and why it is important.
This event helps the community as well as provides information for students and adults about healthy eating and healthy alternatives.
Greg McCulloch, a child and youth worker at LDIS says, “It is important to the community because we try to promote local fruits and vegetables and buy them from local businesses and farmers in the community. This will help with the local economy as well as raise awareness of child obesity and healthy alternatives.”
The Big Crunch promoted all sorts of healthy substitutes and local produce. It helps out our community as well as all communities like ours around Canada with information on staying healthy and promotion of buying locally.
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