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A kindergartner plays with an apple he decorated during an Apple Crunch event in Salt Lake City.
A kindergartner plays with an apple he decorated during an Apple Crunch event at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.
Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News

Photo of the day: How do you like them apples?

Kindergartners from Silver Mesa and Sunrise elementary schools in the Canyons School District on Wednesday celebrated National Farm to School Month by crunching into Utah-grown apples at the Capitol in Salt Lake City.

During the Apple Crunch, hosted by the Utah Farm to Fork Task Force, the students took part in several activities, including learning where their food comes from, decorating apples and coloring. And, of course, they got to bite into fresh apples.

According to its website, the Utah Farm to Fork Task Force aims to enrich the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and preschools.

Many schools, child care centers and community groups will also hold their own events. So far, over 68,000 students across Utah have signed up to participate. Groups will spend over $20,000 at Utah farms as part of the celebration.

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