Students and faculty members welcomed Provo Mayor John Curtis, in a nationwide celebration of healthy eating known as Apple Crunch. Over 900,000 students and faculty members simultaneously chomped apples at 11 a.m. last year. The district was thrilled in joining the tradition for 2015. Red and green apples were given to eager hands that were ready to enjoy the delicious treat. Mayor Curtis led the enthusiastic youngsters in a countdown that united Franklin Elementary with children nationally.
“One of my favorite parts of my job is seeing the enthusiasm from the kids I meet,” explains Mayor Curtis. “The Apple Crunch is a great cause because it helps kids understand the importance of eating healthy foods that fuel the body.”
The tradition of eating an apple at 11 a.m. emerged in the big apple of New York and quickly spread across the country. “The Apple Crunch is a creative event and falls in line with our District Nutrition plan,” explains Principal Hawkins. “This is an experience we hope will continue for years to come.” The apples provided for the Apple Crunch were sourced from Symm’s Sunny Slope Farms in Caldwell, Idaho.
Story by Kimberly Motteshard