Crunch&Sip Blog

zucchini muffins

Fresh ideas for adding vegies to the menu

  • Jun 09, 2024
  • Mikala Atkinson

There are many ways a school may provide food for students in the morning such as a regular breakfast program, catering for an early training session, or planning for a large-scale event like a Father’s Day celebration.

Small container of yoghurt with chopped fruit

Best of the bunch: Your guide to choosing yoghurt

  • May 27, 2024
  • Mikala Atkinson

Providing children with balanced and wholesome meals and snacks helps with growth and development. But when it comes to filling the trolley with nutritious foods for the family, this can be easier said than done!

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!