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Check Out New Resources to Celebrate the NC Crunch and Farm to School and Early Care and Education Month!

​Get ready to celebrate Farm to School and Early Care and Education Month and the North Carolina Crunch! The #NCCrunch, co-hosted by the Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina and NC Farm to Preschool Network, is designed to celebrate agriculture, nutrition, and farm to school. Kids and adults can not only taste and learn about North Carolina grown fruits and vegetables as part of the NC Crunch but also recognize and thank all our #farmtoschool heroes involved in feeding kids and communities. New resources are available to help you celebrate!

Check Out New Resources to Celebrate the NC Crunch and Farm to School and Early Care and Education Month!

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The NC Crunch celebrates Farm to School and Early Care and Education Month and is an opportunity for kids and adults to taste and learn about North Carolina-grown produce with their schools, early care and education centers, community organizations and families.

Farm to School and Early Care and Education Month also offers an opportunity to recognize the importance of farm to school/early care and education (ECE) and honor all those who contribute to feeding our kids and communities – from farmers, farm workers, and food hub distributors, to school and early care nutrition professionals, educators, garden coordinators, bus drivers, transportation professionals and more.

The NC Crunch is an annual event, co-hosted by the Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina and NC Farm to Preschool Network, designed to celebrate agriculture, nutrition, and farm to school. For this year’s NC Crunch, kids and adults are encouraged to crunch into a North Carolina-grown fruit or vegetable on Wednesday, October 20, or any time during October that works for them in celebration of Farm to School and Early Care and Education Month.

Sign up now for the #NCCrunch2021 to receive a free guide with tips and resources so that you are ready to crunch. Encourage your families, local schools, ECE centers, agencies, and community organizations to participate to make this a crunch heard across the state.

Please use this opportunity also to recognize and thank our agriculture, education, and school and early care and education nutrition heroes who make farm to school activities possible.

New social media graphics have been created to help with nutrition education and promotional outreach for the NC Crunch. A photo frame is available for your social media news feed to let everyone know that you or your family, class or group crunched into North Carolina grown produce and you appreciate our North Carolina farm to school heroes. In addition, two general NC Crunch graphics as well as 14 graphics on seasonal produce grown in our state are available. We hope these resources will be helpful to you. Please share on social media how you are celebrating the #NCCrunch and recognizing our #farmtoschool heroes. Tag the @F2SCoalitionNC and @NCFarmtoPreschool Network with your posts. We look forward to seeing your photos and activity posts.

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Contact the Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina today for more information!