“Crunching” to celebrate good health across the region

October 11, 2021

It’s Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch time! Goshen Health, Elkhart County Food Council, Eastwood Elementary School and Lakeland Primary School are partnering together to celebrate the seventh annual Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch.
 
Organizations, schools and hospitals across the Great Lakes region states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin participate in the annual Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch- a celebration to recognize the region's apple orchards and importance of farm to school.
 
On Thursday, October 14, Lakeland Primary students will host a school-wide apple “crunch” event and dance party on the playground at 2:00 p.m. The fun and learning continues on Friday, October 15 when students participate in a variety of apple-themed educational and activity stations throughout the school day.
 
Along with a school-wide crunch in the afternoon, Eastwood Elementary students plan to read a book and build an apple “kindness” tree.
 
"We are honored to have community partners join us in helping children learn about health and nutrition," said Randy Christophel, Goshen Health President and Chief Executive Officer. "Collaborations like this help to positively impact the health of our community in a fun way."

This collective crunch encourages healthy eating and supports farm to school and local food initiatives throughout the Great Lakes region.
 
“We are so excited to participate in the crunch event,” said Traci Blaze, Principal at Lakeland Primary School, “Our team has worked hard to create the activities. We know the students are going to love the events we have planned for them.”

For more information, please contact CommunityEngagement@GoshenHealth.com
or call (574) 364-2496.