Do those carrot sticks keep coming home at the bottom of the school bag every day?
Are you concerned that your child isn’t eating enough vegetables and fruit and drinking enough water for good health?
Diligently we send our little darlings off to school every day with vegetable sticks only to be discouraged when it comes home again a little bruised and battered. Ever hopeful we do the same thing day after day. This is what Einstein defined as insanity:
"Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results!"
Many parents have been saved from this fate by the innovative Crunch&Sip program.
"I know that Molly will be eating at least one piece of fruit thanks to Crunch&Sip. The fruit always gets eaten. It never comes home again in her lunchbox." - Helen Marshall, mother of Molly (age 7)
Participating in a daily Crunch&Sip break is a great way to for children to drink water and eat an extra serve of vegetables or fruit to support good health and to help learning.
For more healthy eating information, ideas and inspiration check out our food and nutrition section!
From 2017 Crunch&Sip will be entering a new phase in which students are encouraged to bring vegetables as the snack of choice for Crunch&Sip breaks. Although most primary school kids in WA are doing a great job of eating enough fruit, only 1 in 6 eats enough vegetables. Choosing vegetables for Crunch&Sip is a great way for kids to increase their overall vegetable intake and get one step closer to meeting the guidelines. Read more here.