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Let's Crunch&Sip!

Healthy lunchbox and waterbottle

Participating in a daily in class Crunch&Sip break provides an opportunity for children to drink water and eat an extra serve of vegetables or fruit to support good health and to help with learning and concentration in the classroom. All while they are sitting at their desks! 

By choosing to pack vegetables more often, Crunch&Sip is also a fantastic opportunity to increase vegetable intake.

Let's hero healthy habits and remember to pack Crunch&Sip every day!

Desk scene

Teachers

Are your students struggling to get through the school day? Consider offering a daily in class Crunch&Sip break and allowing your students to refuel on fresh vegies, fruit and to sip on water in the classroom. The rules are flexible, so work out what is best for yourself and your students. Please note Crunch&Sip is not to replace recess and must occur during class time. 

Lunchbox scene

Parents

Navigating the lunchbox scene can be tricky, but we’ve got you! Check out our handy guides for packing Crunch&Sip and healthy lunchboxes and make sure your kids get the most out of their school day.

Latest news

Bull Creek primary Principal holding  tray of bagged up fruit May 12, 2022

Congratulations Bull Creek Primary School!

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.

May 5, 2022

Pack protein in plenty of ways

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.

Apr 26, 2022

Soils ain't soils..

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.

Apr 12, 2022

Simple steps to become social media savvy

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.

Apr 11, 2022

Composting "how to guide"

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.

Apr 4, 2022

Healthy ideas for holidays at home

If the price of fuel has left you looking around the house for things to do these school holidays, why not give our healthy holiday activities for the home a go. We’ve come up with six activities involving fruits and vegetables to keep children entertained from the comfort of your own home.

Newest WA Certified Schools

MOUNT LOCKYER PRIMARY SCHOOL
Certified in:
March 2022
Suburb/Town:
MOUNT LOCKYER

A warm welcome to MOUNT LOCKYER PRIMARY SCHOOL, who are now part of our Crunch&Sip program.

SMYL COMMUNITY COLLEGE COCKBURN
Certified in:
March 2022
Suburb/Town:
COCKBURN CENTRAL

A warm welcome to SMYL COMMUNITY COLLEGE COCKBURN, who are now part of our Crunch&Sip program.