The Big Crunch


In recognition of World Food Day (October 16 annually), CHEP and Saskatoon elementary schools organize annual Big Crunch activities to celebrate healthy eating and local farmers. This event highlights the journey of the carrot from seed, to garden, to plate. 

At 11 am on the day of The Big Crunch, students taking part in assemblies or classroom activities all bite into a locally grown carrot in unison, in CRUNCH a heard around Saskatoon! 

The Big Crunch takes place
Monday, October 16, 2017

Schools are encouraged to take part in carrot activities in the week leading up to the event. For activity ideas and curriculum connections, please see Teacher Resources.

To register for The Big Crunch and order local carrots from CHEP, submit this form by email or fax.

The Big Crunch: 

  • Promotes healthy snacking
  • Highlights locally grown produce
  • Uses the carrot as a point of departure for activities on nutrition
  • Is adaptable to many curriculum areas
  • Celebrates school community togetherness
  • Raises awareness of CHEP’s nutrition programs


In 2015 Princess Alexandra School in Saskatoon celebrated The Big Crunch with an assembly attended by the Honourable Don Morgan, Minister of Education, and other special guests.

Students learned about how carrots are harvested and took part in a Carrot Trivia game. Captain Carrot handed out locally grown carrots, and at 11 am participants took a bite in a crunch heard across Saskatoon!

Please see links below for more information and to register for The Big Crunch.

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