Ap­ple crunch helps Kid­scan

Firth in record at­tempt

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Kids at Firth Pri­mary munched into some ap­ples and into the record books on Fri­day.

More than 18,000 school kids took part in the Jazz Ap­ple Big Crunch – a na­tion­wide at­tempt to break the world record for the most ap­ples eaten at once.

The cur­rent world record is held by a group of Amer­i­can schools in the state of Michi­gan and stands at 9329.

The Big Crunch was or­gan­ised by Enza, an ap­ple and pear ex­port com­pany, and par­tic­i­pants were asked to make a gold coin do­na­tion to chil­dren’s char­ity Kid­sCan.

Enza mar­ket­ing man­ager Rosstan Mazey said it was a fun way to pro­mote the avail­abil­ity of new sea­son Jazz Ap­ples.

‘‘This is a way for us to make a con­tri­bu­tion to the pro­mo­tion of the healthy eat­ing mes­sage for chil­dren, have some fun along the way and maybe even knock the Amer­i­cans off their perch,’’ said Mr Mazey.

Enza part­ner Kid­sCan en­dorsed the event as a fun and in­no­va­tive way to pub­li­cise the plight of thou- sands of school chil­dren who turn up to school each day with­out ad­e­quate lunches.

Dur­ing May, Enza will do­nate a por­tion of the pur­chase price of spe­cially-marked Jazz Snack­ers ap­ple packs to Kid­sCan.

Kid­sCan Char­i­ta­ble Trust chief ex­ec­u­tive and founder, Julie Chap­man, was de­lighted to be part of the event. ‘‘We dis­trib­ute more than 22,500 meals a week, di­rectly to chil­dren in need, in part­ner­ship with the schools they at­tend,’’ she said.

‘‘We cur­rently part­ner with 276 schools from In­ver­cargill to Kaitaia and in term two, the num­ber of schools re­ceiv­ing Kid­sCan pro­grammes will in­crease to 339.

‘‘If be­ing part of this ini­tia­tive helps us to give our chil­dren a chance at a bet­ter start in life, then we’re all for it.’’

Crunch!: Jeri­cho Wi­tika, Jesse Torstonson and Zach Wil­liams, all 5, tak­ing part in the world record at­tempt at Firth Pri­mary.

Ready!: Firth Pri­mary stu­dents Dun­can Payze and Libby Bond, both 9, all set for the Jazz Ap­ple Big Crunch.

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