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

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The 2016 Big Crunch took place at Sutherland school in Saskatoon, featuring the Honourable Paul Merriman, MLA Silverspring-Sutherland, and other special guests including Captain Carrot.

The event was a big success, with 29 schools and 8,500 students taking part, and over 9000 lbs of locally grown carrots distributed to Saskatchewan students. Those taking part In the Big Crunch were able to learn more about local food, and where their carrots come from by taking part in games and learning activities.

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

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Classroom Activity Plans