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Nebraska Crunch Off

2020 Crunch Off

We are pleased to announce that Nebraska won the competition again this year, retaining the title as Mountain Plains Region Crunch Off Champion 2020!

There were 154,222 people registered in the Mountain Plains Region Crunch Off and 79,854 were from Nebraska, securing the coveted apple trophy and banner. Nebraska successfully registered 4.13% of their state population to participate in the Crunch.

The Nebraska Department of Education Nutrition Services is excited that our early childhood participation increased this year and hope to increase even more next year. The NDE wants to thank everyone for the hard work contributed to the Mountain Plains Region Crunch Off Team Nebraska.  Please consider participating in 2021 Crunch.

*NEW* 2020 Crunch Resources

Where to find LOCAL apples or crunch-worthy produce

Check out our ideas for finding local on the NDE Farm to School Resources page

Crunch Off with Nebraska Thursdays or Nebraska Harvest of the Month!

  • Celebrate Nebraska Thursdays during October and add your local Crunch Off product into your menu!
  • Crunch with Harvest of the Month! Try a local salad turnip or a crunchy cabbage coleslaw. Build momentum for your Crunch Off event by sending home a Harvest of the Month newsletter available on the Harvest of the Month webpage.
  • Register for Nebraska Thursdays and visit our recipe portal for a hummus recipe (uses local dry beans!) that you can dip Crunch items into.
  • Download the Harvest of the Month Taste Test Guide for tips on sampling your Crunch Off item prior to the big day.
  • See what’s in season in Nebraska, and crunch-able, with our handy guide!
  • Check out the resources available at National Farm to School Network.

2020 Crunch Off

Nebraska Department of Education Crunch Off October 24, 2019

Thank you for participating and celebrating Farm to School Month. If you have pictures from a Crunch event please share.

Posted by Nebraska Department of Education Nutrition Services on Friday, October 25, 2019

2020 Crunch Off

We are pleased to announce that Nebraska won the competition again this year, retaining the title as Mountain Plains Region Crunch Off Champion 2020!

There were 154,222 people registered in the Mountain Plains Region Crunch Off and 79,854 were from Nebraska, securing the coveted apple trophy and banner. Nebraska successfully registered 4.13% of their state population to participate in the Crunch.

The Nebraska Department of Education Nutrition Services is excited that our early childhood participation increased this year and hope to increase even more next year. The NDE wants to thank everyone for the hard work contributed to the Mountain Plains Region Crunch Off Team Nebraska.  Please consider participating in 2021 Crunch.

CRUNCH Into Local Produce

Apples

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Beets

Carrots

Pears

Broccoli

Turnips

Try these delicious dips with your crunchable foods! Find more ideas in our Nebraska Thursdays recipe portal.

Updated February 12, 2021 4:51pm