FPOP is food awareness by encouraging everyone in NYC to crunch into a juicy apple on October 24! The Big Apple Crunch is a Food Day event in which NYC will attempt to set the record for the “Most Participants in an Apple-Crunching Event.” RecordSetter.com – a New York City based organization tracking new world records – will be charting NYC’s progress towards setting the record! The Big Apple Crunch is scheduled for noon on October 24th, 2012, but Crunches can also take place at any time that day and still count toward our record total. We want it to be the crunch heard ‘round the world!
Apples are a healthy and seasonal food that grow abundantly in New York State and the surrounding region. In fact, New York is the second largest apple-producing state in the U.S., averaging 29.5 million bushels annually that includes 19 of the most popular varieties. The Big Apple Crunch promotes healthy eating while celebrating this delicious fruit.
How to participate:
- Register in advance at http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycfood/html/contact/apple_crunch_registration.shtml ! You can organize a group crunch, join another group crunch, or bite into an apple at any time that works for you!
- CRUNCH! Celebrate Food Day and help the Big Apple Crunch set a world record by enjoying a delicious and healthy apple!
- Spread the Word! Tweet about the event and any pictures you take using #BigAppleCrunch. Share a picture of your event on Tumblr at: www.bigapplenycfood.tumblr.com. Register your participation on the national Food Day map: http://www.foodday.org/host_an_event.