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CPMA supports The Great Big Crunch on Parliament Hill

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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Taking a bite out of poor eating habits, the CPMA is supporting The Great Big Crunch event to highlight good childhood nutrition with crunchy foods.

OTTAWA—The Canadian Produce Marketing Association will be on Parliament Hill on March 9, 2017 to support The Great Big Crunch, an event to highlight the importance of childhood nutrition.

To promote The Great Big Crunch, politicians, supporters and local school children will be gathering on the steps of Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, March 9 at 10:45AM to show off their best crunching skills and support for healthy food choices for all.

All MPs will receive an apple to join in the fun courtesy of Algoma Orchards Ltd.

On that date, Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast will be taking part in The Great Big Crunch, including school children who registered before crunch day online at


Since 2008, close to one million crunches have been tallied as part of The Great Big Crunch. This year marks the event’s 10th anniversary.

The Great Big Crunch is supported by the Coalition for Healthy School Food. The coalition is made up of more than 30 organizations across Canada, including FoodShare Toronto.

About the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA):
Based in Ottawa, CPMA is a not-for-profit organization that represents companies that are active in the marketing of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables in Canada from farm gate to dinner plate. CPMA’s vision is to enable and lead the produce industry by enhancing the market and facilitating trade of fresh fruits and vegetables for its members. Association information available at


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