Badger Family and Consumer Community Leaders of America member Yuilana Ovalle serves caramel apples to students as part of the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch on Oct. 11 at Badger High School. (Submitted photo)

Badger High School joined schools, early care sites, hospitals, universities, state agencies and non-profit organizations across the Great Lakes Region to celebrate National Farm to School Month by crunching into local apples for the fifth annual Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch at lunch time.

More than 1.4 million students, children, food service staff, health care workers, teachers and others registered for the annual event with “crunches” that took place at more than 4,236 locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

This is the second year that the Lake Geneva Badger Family, Career and Community Leaders of America has provided apples for the student body. The Gala and Empire apples were purchased from Hafs Road Orchard. The FCCLA members cleaned and cut about 500 apples so students could crunch on apples with caramel or just grab a whole apple. The students got the apples during their lunch on Oct. 11.

The Apple Crunch encourages and celebrates the use of healthy, Wisconsin-grown foods in cafeterias across the state. Participants “crunch” together to support local farmers, grow healthy eaters and build strong community across the state and region.

More information about the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch can be found at


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