GUADALUPE SCHOOL PARTICIPATES IN "THE GREATEST CRUNCH ON EARTH"
Did you know that October is National Apple Month? Students at Guadalupe School celebrated National
Apple Month with Apple Crunch Day. The celebration is intended to encourage youth and families to eat apples and apple products, such as applesauce, apple juice and cider, as a healthy snack.
On this year’s Apple Crunch Day (October 23rd) Utah competed with other states in the Mountain Plains Region to see who can get the most “crunches” per capita. As the defending champions of this “Crunch Off”, Utah needs to prove that once again we have The Greatest Crunch on Earth.
At 10:00 on Wednesday, everyone in Guadalupe School: students, teachers, staff and visitors all bit into their apples on a count-down conducted by Vice Principal Paul Mulder over the public address system. It was reported that the resulting crunch could be heard throughout the building.
Each October schools and preschools all across Utah celebrate National Apple Month by crunching into Utah-grown apples. The Apple Crunch is a way to get students excited about local produce, and to help them understand where their food comes from. The Apple Crunch is sponsored by the Utah Farm to Fork Task Force. Farm to Fork is Utah’s arm of the national Farm to School Movement. All around Utah, students taste-tested different apple varieties, took field trips to local farms, and participated in other apple-themed learning activities.
The Farm to Fork Task Force also works with other state and local leaders, councils, and groups to share knowledge and resources. The Task Force provides Utah's school children with nutritious, high quality local food so they are ready to learn and grow. Farm to Fork activities enhance their education through hands-on learning about food, agriculture and nutrition.