October 31, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health
Students, staff and faulty gathered in the Silberman campus (119th and 3rd in East Harlem) lobby on Wednesday, October 23rd for their very own Big Apple Crunch during which participants took a simultaneous bite out of an apple in celebration of Food Day (10/24/13). Throughout the day, Nutrition Club volunteers distributed over 1,200 apples donated by Red Jacket Orchards, a local New York-based farm. Apples were distributed directly to local East Harlem community members, and to students in the “I Have A Dream Foundation” after-school program at PS7, along with information on the health benefits of the fruit. Through these efforts, the Nutrition Club was able to spread awareness about Food Day – a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food – to the Silberman and larger East Harlem communities.