Governor Encourages Healthy Eating Habits on “Apple Crunch Day”

Student biting into an appleStudents in schools around the State simultaneously took a bite into a locally grown, farm fresh apple this week. Governor Gary Herbert declared October 11, 2017 as “Apple Crunch Day,” hoping to get more young people excited about healthy eating options.

At West Jordan Middle School, the entire student body participated, biting into hundreds of fresh apples together at exactly 10 a.m.

Public schools in Utah serve more than 60 million meals during the school year and in Jordan School District the Farm to School program encourages students to try food fresh off the farm that is served in cafeterias district-wide, especially during the harvest season.