Crunch&Sip Blog

teacher at desk eating carrot sticks

Hero healthy habits

  • Jul 21, 2022
  • Mikala Atkinson

Encouraging children to eat well is supported by setting a good example and providing a positive space where healthy eating habits are normal practice. When children see that healthy eating habits are part of the daily routine, and have repeated exposure to positive and consistent messaging, they are more likely to adopt these healthy habits themselves. The classroom provides the perfect place for promoting, modelling and encouraging healthy eating habits.

Bull Creek primary Principal holding  tray of bagged up fruit

Congratulations Bull Creek Primary School!

  • May 12, 2022
  • Nicole Toia

Crunch&Sip® officially welcomed Bull Creek Primary School onboard in March 2021. Since joining the program staff have hit the ground running and implemented many exciting and innovative strategies to support the rollout of Crunch&Sip® and encourage healthy eating.

Pack protein in plenty of ways

  • May 05, 2022
  • Mikala Atkinson

You may have seen in the news this week that the Healthy Lunchbox team at Cancer Council NSW have come under fire for advising parents to find other alternatives to processed meats, such as ham, when packing kids’ lunchboxes. The advice we give to parents when it comes to packing healthy lunchboxes and throwing together a yummy sandwich or sandwich alternative is simple - try to use wholegrains, pack in some veg and reach for some protein. Remember to change it up, and don't rely on ham as a daily protein staple.

Soils ain't soils..

  • Apr 26, 2022

Planning some planting this Autumn or looking to start your own vegie patch soon? Plants need three things to grow: water, sun and soil. Most West Australian soil is low in nutrients and some even repels water so it is important to prep your bed before you plant.

Simple steps to become social media savvy

  • Apr 12, 2022

Knowing the tricky tactics used to market processed snacks and sugary drinks on social media is half the battle. With a little bit of know how, we can teach kids to block out these unhelpful and unhealthy messages and keep their feed free of junk food marketing.

Composting "how to guide"

  • Apr 11, 2022

Composting uses the heat from the sun as well as microbes to turn your kitchen and garden scraps into a precious product to spread around the garden.