Nova Scotia students make some noise for healthy food | Ecology Action Centre

Nova Scotia students make some noise for healthy food

For Immediate Release, February 28, 2018

K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) - A big crunch will echo through the halls of Oldfield Consolidated School this Friday. One hundred and fifty students and staff will simultaneously bite into local apples at 9:50 a.m. It’s part of a national event called The Great Big Crunch, (#GreatBigCrunch) an initiative to kick off Nutrition Month™ and engage kids and parents alike in conversations around healthy local food in school.

The Great Big Crunch was started in 2006 by FoodShare Toronto. Since inception, the event has grown to include more than 300,000 students annually from coast to coast to coast.

This is the fifth year in a row that Nova Scotia schools have participated. Local organizers, Halifax Regional School Board, Nourish Nova Scotia, and the Ecology Action Centre hope that the event raises awareness of the role of healthy eating in student health and well-being and positive learning outcomes for children and youth.

Location: Oldfield Consolidated School, 72 Halls Rd, Enfield, NS

Date:  Friday, March 2, 2018

Time:  9:50 a.m.

Members of the media are invited to be on-site for The Great Big Crunch. Kelly Sherwood, RD, Halifax Regional School Board will be the on-site media contact. She can be reached by phone at 902-464-2000 ext 2180.

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For more information about the event, please contact:

Margo Riebe-Butt
Executive Director, Nourish Nova Scotia / 902-456-1771

Satya Ramen
Senior Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre / 902-446-4405

The Halifax Regional School Board ( is the largest school board in Atlantic Canada, serving approximately 48,000 students in 134 schools. HRSB's vision is to provide a high quality education to every student every day.

Nourish Nova Scotia ( is a province-wide registered charitable organization that supports nutrition and food literacy programs in partnership with schools and communities. Our goal is to support access to healthy food at school and nurture food literate citizens who have the knowledge and skills to feed themselves well into a healthier future.

Ecology Action Centre ( is a member based environmental charity in Halifax taking leadership on critical issues from biodiversity to climate change to environmental justice. The Food Action team at EAC strives to increase access to healthy, sustainable and just food through community food initiatives, cross-sectoral partnerships and action for change.

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