Apples are on the menu for students at Battle Creek Public Schools and 400,000 different Michiganders on Wednesday, as part of the fifth annual Great Apple Crunch. On Wednesday, two schools in the district will be participating by chomping into fresh, local-grown apples at the same time. Those schools are Dudley STEM School and Post-Franklin Elementary. The Great Apple Crunch event and initiative aims to educate students on healthy eating habits and where our food comes from. Last year, the event had over one million participants, across the Great Lakes region.

Dudley students will be participating in the event, outside at 8:45 AM, by biting into locally grown apples. Post-Franklin Elementary will be holding a taste test for three different types of apples, beginning at 11 AM.