Take a bite for healthy eating

Published October 15, 2015

UB faculty, staff and students can show their support for healthy, seasonal eating by taking part in the fourth annual “Big Apple Crunch” on Oct. 23.

The event, sponsored by Campus Dining & Shops, will be held beginning at noon in the lobby of the Student Union, North Campus. It is part of Food Day 2015, a nationwide effort to inspire healthier eating and change food policy for the better.

Campus Dining & Shops will supply local Empire apples to the first 500 attendees. Participants also can bring their own apples.

At 12:30 p.m., participants will take a bite of their apples — en masse — to promote healthy eating while also celebrating New York’s apple industry.

New York is the second-largest apple-producing state in the U.S., averaging nearly 30 million bushels annually.