West Michigan schools may be holding a new record for eating the most apples at one time.

The effort named "The Big Crunch" involved 15 school districts and 18 businesses and community groups across West Michigan. Participants simultaneously bite into a crisp Michigan apple in a joint effort to encourage healthy eating and to highlight Michigan's apple crop.

Healthy Muskegon County reports the world record was unofficially broken by Montague and Muskegon County schools. They are 32,715 Michigan Apples at one time, beating the 2014 record of just over 30,000.

The Big Crunch was created in 2010 at Montague Area Public Schools. It has grown from a single school district, to a multi-district and community event across West Michigan.

The Big Crunch is a 1 in 21 Healthy Muskegon County supported event that promotes healthy snacking and local agriculture with the help of schools in Western Michigan.

1 in 21 is an initiative of the Muskegon Rotary Club, partnering with educational leaders, health professionals, business leaders and community members, with the goal of making Muskegon County the healthiest County in Michigan by 2021.