Crunch&Sip Blog

Teaching staff discussing health and wellbeing policy

How to develop a school health and wellbeing policy

  • Jan 14, 2021

While there may be some departmental policies or guidelines available to guide your school such as the Healthy Food and Drink Policy, schools are usually left to navigate the complex world of health and wellbeing on their own. See our tips to help you create a comprehensive health and wellbeing policy.

Fresh ideas for a safe summer holiday

  • Dec 07, 2020

The summer holidays are nearly here! While we’re all ready to take a well-earned break, it’s important not to press pause on those healthy habits that you’ve worked hard to make part of your usual school routine. Keep your family safe and well through the hot summer months by continuing to be sun smart, packing lots of water, reaching for healthy snacks and keeping your food cool when it counts.

Gifts outside the box

  • Nov 27, 2020

If you’re starting to panic just thinking about gift-giving, we’ve got some fun and interesting ideas for things you can make at home or in the classroom. These gifts are more thoughtful and more nourishing than a pack of bickies. They’re also a fun way to get the kids involved in the spirit of giving!

Strawberry Santas

Chrissie cooking competition!

  • Nov 27, 2020

Enjoy the many benefits of cooking with your kids this Christmas for your chance to win! Crunch&Sip and the WA School Canteen Association (WASCA) are encouraging canteens, teaching staff, parents and children to get creative in the kitchen and enter our healthy Christmas snacks competition. Create healthy Christmas themed snacks for a chance to win some great prizes.

Vegie man at Binnu Primary School

Midwest Packed with Goodness road show

  • Nov 20, 2020

In October 2020, Packed with Goodness went bush! Well, not really bush – Regional Education Officer Aiden McDowell and Packed with Goodness Project Officer Jodie Harris visited the Midwest region of WA. We hit the road to visit towns around Geraldton and share our health messages and lunchbox goodness with the hardworking country communities. Read more about their adventures here.

Food Coach

Food coaching. Ready, set, go!

  • Nov 13, 2020

Teaching kids to love their vegetables is a lot like teaching them to play a new sport. It takes plenty of patience, practice and perseverance. That's why we like to call it food coaching.