Crunch&Sip Blog

How to address food security at your school

  • Jul 10, 2023
  • Nicole Toia

With the increased cost of living impacting families across the state, many are feeling the pinch. Affordable living costs and food security often go hand in hand, which means the food budget might not stretch to fill Crunch&Sip® or lunchboxes with enough food to see students through the day.

Spotlight on citrus fruit

  • Jun 19, 2023
  • Himani Jog

As Winter approaches and the weather starts to change, so to do the fruits on offer. This season, we are most excited about the arrival of juicy, sweet and tangy citrus fruits.

Gluten free: What's in the mix?

  • Jun 06, 2023
  • Mikala Atkinson

Anyone who was gluten free in the late 90’s knows that gluten free bread left a lot to be desired. The slices were usually very hard and quick to fall apart, resembling more of a rock cake than a loaf of bread.

Top tips to help stop food waste in your home.

  • May 10, 2023
  • Himani Jog

Food waste includes food meant for eating that never reaches us, like fruit and vegetables that don’t make it to the supermarket shelves, bread that the bakery doesn’t sell, or food that gets thrown away by cafes and restaurants.

Family cooking

Choose your cooking style!

  • Apr 06, 2023
  • Nicole Toia

The way we prepare and cook food changes its look, taste, texture and even changes the nutrients that are ready to be absorbed in your body. In this blog series we will explore some popular cooking styles and look at how to do them and when they are commonly used.

Choosing the best chocolate to chomp on

  • Apr 04, 2023
  • Mikala Atkinson

With Easter fast approaching, now is a good time to chat about chocolate. According to the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, chocolate is considered a junk food and sits outside of the core food groups, which are the foods essential for healthy growth and development. But is there room for chocolate in a healthy diet?