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Great Big Crunch

This page was reviewed or revised on Thursday, October 20, 2016 11:07 AM

Sarnia, ON - It was a 'massive crunch' heard around the county.

At 9 a.m. today, more than 13,000 Lambton County students, led by 330 students from St. Joseph Catholic School Corunna, simultaneously chomped into a fresh, local apple to celebrate the Great Big Crunch and kickoff the Student Nutrition Program across the county.

“This year was our largest crunch ever," said Leslie Palimaka, Student Nutrition Coordinator. "The Student Nutrition Program provided 2,000 more apples than last year and has now reached beyond 13,000 apples for all of Lambton County. It is amazing to see the growth of the Great Big Crunch (GBC)!"

Forty-three Lambton County schools participated in the GBC.

Lambton's Student Nutrition Program provides FREE healthy food to students everyday throughout the school year. The program is financially supported by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and delivered through Lambton Public Health and the Ontario Student Nutrition Program.

For more information about the Student Nutrition Program call 519-344-2062 ext. 2011, toll-free 1-800-387-2882 or visit


Please contact:

Leslie Palimaka
Student Nutrition Coordinator
County of Lambton
519-344-2062 ext. 2011