Crunch&Sip Blog

School children eating lunch around a table

Lunch box etiquette

  • Jan 30, 2023
  • Himani Jog

Children’s eating habits are shaped from a young age and usually stay with them into adulthood. These habits are formed in a range of settings, starting in the home and extending to places such as the classroom. As teachers, it is important to be mindful of the way the topic of food is approached in the classroom, as well as during less structured breaks such as recess and lunch. You can help children establish a positive attitude toward food and shared meals at school by adopting these strategies.

Children and teacher looking at cauliflower in school vegie garden

Health and wellbeing policy: laying the foundations of healthy futures

  • Jan 30, 2023
  • Mikala Atkinson

A health and wellbeing policy sets out your school's commitment around promoting the health and well-being of staff and students. The policy aims to encompass relevant preventive health and wellbeing initiatives and is based on the Health Promoting Schools framework. Find out why and how your school can implement a health and wellbeing policy.

Summer picnics

  • Jan 23, 2023
  • Himani Jog

Warmer days usually mean more outdoor activities, which also means more time for picnics. Whether it’s a day at the pool, trip to the beach or park play with friends, we all need some food to refuel throughout the day and help fill those hungry little tummies. We’ve put together a list of our quick and easy favourites to try at your next family picnic.

Boiling potato

Choose your cooking style - boil

  • Jan 16, 2023
  • Nicole Toia

Boiling is when food is submerged in boiling hot liquid, which heats up the food and cooks it. Learn more about what vegetables are best for boiling and how to do it here.

Grilled veg

Choose your cooking style - barbecue/grill

  • Jan 16, 2023
  • Nicole Toia

Barbequing is a great method when cooking for a crowd. This method is quick and brings out some delicious flavours in the vegetables. Find out what vegetables are best grilled and how to do it.

Steamed veg

Choose you cooking style - steam

  • Jan 16, 2023
  • Nicole Toia

Steaming is a cooking method that typically occurs on a stovetop and uses hot water that has evaporated to make steam. Find out what vegetables are best for steaming and how to do it here.