College celebrates National Food Day with ‘Campus Crunch,’ Oct. 24

Campus crunchSUNY New Paltz, along with 16 other colleges and universities from around New York State, will take part in the first annual ‘Campus Crunch’ in recognition of National Food Day on Friday, Oct. 24

The event is designed to encourage healthy eating habits and support local food-based initiatives throughout the state. It is also part of the national effort Big Apple Crunch — aimed at setting the world record for the “most participants in an apple-crunching event.”

According to Lisa Mitten, sustainability coordinator at the College,”‘Campus Crunch’ is a statewide celebration of local food on college campuses. On Friday,  students, staff, and faculty will crunch into an apple to affirm their commitment to local food and making healthy nutrition choices.”

The festivities start at 3 p.m. outside of the Lecture Center.

About National Food Day
Food Day is devoted to promoting, supporting and celebrating affordable, healthy and sustainable food. Every Oct. 24, thousands of events all around the country are held to encourage people to make changes to their own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state, and national level.