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Let's Crunch&Sip!

Healthy lunchbox and waterbottle

Participating in a daily in class Crunch&Sip break provides an opportunity for children to drink water and eat an extra serve of vegetables or fruit to support good health and to help with learning and concentration in the classroom. All while they are sitting at their desks! 

By choosing to pack vegetables more often, Crunch&Sip is also a fantastic opportunity to increase vegetable intake.

Let's hero healthy habits and remember to pack Crunch&Sip every day!

Desk scene

Teachers

Are your students struggling to get through the school day? Consider offering a daily in class Crunch&Sip break and allowing your students to refuel on fresh vegies, fruit and to sip on water in the classroom. The rules are flexible, so work out what is best for yourself and your students. Please note Crunch&Sip is not to replace recess and must occur during class time. 

Lunchbox scene

Parents

Navigating the lunchbox scene can be tricky, but we’ve got you! Check out our handy guides for packing Crunch&Sip and healthy lunchboxes and make sure your kids get the most out of their school day.

Latest news

Aug 5, 2022

Packing lunches, more with less

We know that life can sometimes feel like you’re a contestant in the amazing race! Running from school drop, to work, and on to after school activities makes it hard to find time to get to the shops for supplies to pack and prepare healthy school lunches. To help you get one step ahead, we have listed some of our favourite recipes that add a good variety to the lunch box in less time, and using only a few ingredients. These crowd pleasers will help you have the lunch box sorted in no time at all.

Aug 5, 2022

What no potatoes?! Handy swaps for a missing ingredient

With the price of many everyday foods on the rise, you may have noticed that a favourite ingredient is now more expensive than usual or perhaps not even available. Luckily there is often a simple substitute! There is nothing to stop you getting creative and changing an existing family favourite to make use of what’s available. We’ve listed some common substitutes for certain foods to help you make swaps when you just can’t find what you’re looking for.

Jul 28, 2022

An abundance of avocados!

When you head to the supermarket, it is hard not to notice the abundance of ripe, plump and super cheap avocados lining the shelves. Have you found yourself wondering why this ordinarily pricey produce is so affordable at the moment?

Jul 27, 2022

Simple tips to save money at the supermarket

Grocery costs are on the rise, which makes the weekly food shop feel like a bit of a juggle when working to a budget. To maintain a healthy, balanced trolley without breaking the bank, here's what we suggest.

water bottle and container of chopped fruit and veg Jul 25, 2022

Crunch&Sip ethos

Over the years Crunch&Sip® has become an embedded part of the school day for many Western Australian primary school students. To support our Crunch&Sip® schools we have recently updated our How to Crunch&Sip® fact sheets.

teacher reading to young students Jul 21, 2022

Storybooks about vegies

Picture books are a great way to expose children to new foods they may not have tried before. Reading about new foods is like free advertising and reduces the amount of encouragement needed for a child to willingly give it a go. Whilst we know storytelling helps promote vegetable consumption, to encourage adventurous eating exposure to a wide range of vegetables is required. To help increase this exposure, we’ve compiled a list of books to add to your school or classroom library.

Newest WA Certified Schools

ENDEAVOUR SCHOOLS
Certified in:
May 2022
Suburb/Town:
Port Kennedy

A warm welcome to ENDEAVOUR SCHOOLS, who are now part of our Crunch&Sip program.

MOUNT LOCKYER PRIMARY SCHOOL
Certified in:
March 2022
Suburb/Town:
MOUNT LOCKYER

A warm welcome to MOUNT LOCKYER PRIMARY SCHOOL, who are now part of our Crunch&Sip program.