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Great Aussie Crunch

Great Aussie Crunch

Great Aussie Crunch

All students participated in Crunch&Sip at the same time on Wednesday 7th of September. Students crunched their way through 22kg of apples, 8 kg of carrots, 3 kg of mandarins, 10 broccoli, 4 cauliflower, 4 celery heads and 2 kg of capsicum. The fruit and vegetables were purchased with a $65 grant from Cancer Council (WA). Thank you to Ms Prodger for organising the grant and organising for all the fruit and vegetables to be prepared and cut up ready for crunching. I am sure that we were crunching as loud as a crocodile.

The Crunch&Sip program is an easy way to help kids stay healthy and happy!

Crunch&Sip is a set break to eat fruit or salad vegetables and drink water in the classroom. Students re-fuel with fruit or vegetables during the morning or afternoon, assisting physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom. This gives students a chance to refuel, a bit like putting petrol in a car.

Each day student’s bring fruit or salad vegetables to school to eat in the classroom at a set time. Each child has a bottle of water in the classroom to drink throughout the day to prevent dehydration.

Crunch&Sip is a well-established health promotion program in Western Australia. Our participation in the program demonstrates our school’s commitment to nutrition education, by making links with the curriculum and creating a supportive school environment. The Crunch&Sip break gives children the opportunity to eat the piece of fruit that might otherwise be left in their lunchbox or not be eaten at all.