Crunch&Sip Blog

Packing school lunches so they go the distance

  • Feb 22, 2024
  • Himani Jog

The start of the new school year often falls during the hottest months of Summer, which makes it a good time to talk about food safety. As most schools can’t provide fridges for students to store their food in, it is important to pack lunches in a way that keeps food safe throughout the day. Food that hasn’t been prepared or stored correctly can cause food poisoning. This is because when food is not handled properly the harmful bacteria in it can multiply, causing symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Colourful lettuce leaves from science experiment

Nutrition beyond the health lesson

  • Feb 05, 2024
  • Nicole Toia

There are opportunities as a teacher to incorporate nutrition into all subjects, not just the health lesson. This means English, HASS, Maths, Science, Arts and Technology can all provide opportunities for learning about nutrition. Incorporating nutrition into literacy, numeracy and problem solving helps to provide students with practical examples and creates associations with real life scenarios.

Mini cucumber and carrot Christmas trees

Cooking with the kids: Christmas activities

  • Nov 28, 2023
  • Himani Jog

The end of the school year is when we start thinking about what to pack for the class party or how to keep kids busy during the school holidays. We’ve put together a few fun and fresh ideas for you to create and crunch! Remember that cooking with kids requires patience and letting go of perfection!

Lunchbox with cheese sandwhich and berry yoghurt, with water bottle

Our top lunchbox editions: Summer 2023-2024

  • Nov 22, 2023

The weather is getting warmer, and we are gearing up for summer holidays. With warmer weather comes more outdoor activities for our little ones. So, to keep our kids healthy, hydrated, and full of energy, we have put together a list of our favourite fresh snacks this season. Read more for our top picks.

kids riding bikes

Building healthy physical activity habits for kids

  • Oct 13, 2023
  • Katie Liddiard

When we create a positive environment at home that focuses on fun and movement, we can help our children feel supported and confident in themselves when making healthier decisions, leading them to develop long-lasting healthy habits.

Avocado on toast

Vegie packed brekkie

  • Oct 11, 2023
  • Nicole Toia

Are you wondering how to get more veg into your child’s day? Start at the beginning! Getting vegies into breakfast is a great way to kick things off. If you need some inspiration for the morning rush, read this article for some ideas. We’ve included everything from quick to make, through to something more adventurous.