CHCA’s Entrepreneurial Studies Program Hosts “Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch” at Armleder
In conjunction with National Farm to School month, students at Armleder joined over 1 million students from across the Midwest in celebrating the “Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch” by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples on Thursday, October 10, at CHCA’s Armleder Campus.
Twelve student leaders from the Upper School’s Business Entrepreneurship Program presented to students in Grades PK-6 the importance of knowing from where their food comes and the importance of sustainability to our school and community. Additionally, a healthy body is central to the role of the student and CHCA is embracing the Great Apple Crunch to celebrate healthy eating. This is so important to CHCA that last year they hosted a national Food Symposium to bring this topic to the community at large. This year, CHCA is taking the conversation to the students and exploring ways to involve discussions of food and sustainability in engaging ways for all grade levels. For example, Mrs. Anderson’s third grade class at the EBL campus recently harvested snap peas in the CHCA garden which is located between EBL and Founders’ Campus. CHCA’s Mr. Tim Hilderbrand and Dr. Kevin Savage also host a 5th Bell Food Colloquium, where students, faculty, staff (and parents welcomed too!) come together to do a deep dive learning and tasting with specific foods, hosted in CHCA’s Greenhouse.
October is National Farm to School month and CHCA is celebrating with a number of activities including a food truck rally, a Taste of CHCA event on October 10th, which will highlight the diversity of cuisine reflected by the school’s international community, and trips to the school garden with the Lower School students. The Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch was a natural fit to bring to the table this month. “The Great Lakes great apple crunch encourages healthy eating and supports farm to school and other local food purchasing initiatives.” (For more information: http://www.cias.wisc.edu/AppleCrunch)
CHCA supports the local food economy and obtained apples from a local orchard (A & M fruit farm in Midland) for this event. CHCA’s The Leaning Eagle Coffee Bar and The Blend Smoothie Bar at the Upper School also source local ingredients and are working on their zero-carbon footprint! Stop by soon and students would be happy to share what they’re up to!
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