Detroit Public Schools Community District Celebrates Apple Crunch Day October 13

All Detroit Public Schools Community District Sites to Take a Bite at Noon

 An old adage states that an apple a day will keep the doctor away.  If that’s true, students and staff of Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) may not need to seek any medical attention for some time.

Thursday, October 13, 2016, at noon, as part of the celebration of National Farm to School Month, students, staff, teachers and administrators — will collectively crunch on a Michigan apple to commemorate the 3rd Annual Motor City Apple Crunch Day—promoting healthy eating.

More about “Apple Crunch”
The Apple Crunch originated in New York City in 2012 with 400,000 New Yorkers biting an apple on Food Day.  Since then, millions around the country, including Michigan, crunch into an apple to raise awareness about healthy eating, increasing access to affordable healthy foods and supporting local farmers.  Last year Michigan had over 400,000 apple crunchers—almost double the amount of the previous year.  Michigan is predicted to reach the one million mark this year.

DPSCD’s Office of School Nutrition’s local produce vendor, LoPiccolo Brothers, will deliver to all schools several varieties of Michigan-grown apples harvested from River Ridge Farms and Jack Brown Produce, both of Sparta, MI.

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