In celebration of Farm to School Month, states throughout the Mountain Plains Region (CO, MT, MO, KS, NE, UT, ND, SD, WY) are competing to see which state can get the most “crunches” into a local apple or other local produce. Nebraska’s Crunch Off Date is Thursday, October 24th at 2:00 pm on the north steps of the Nebraska State Capitol. We are asking any Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) employee who is interested in participating in the Crunch Off to please register below.
The Office of Nutrition Services will provide the Crunch food to all registered NDE staff, directly from a local source! As a Crunch Off participant, you will join students, teachers, farmers, parents, community members, and local food enthusiasts in celebrating the wonderful produce Nebraska has to offer. Your Crunch efforts will encourage healthy eating and support local agriculture while celebrating Farm to School Month and shedding light on the wonderful efforts of our school food service partners.