The loudest crunch yet! The Great Vegie Crunch 2020

North Morley Primary School

We did it WA! – A record number of Western Australian primary schools munched their way through September in The Great Vegie Crunch 2020.

Throughout the month we saw nearly 31 000  WA primary school students from 133 schools simultaneously crunch on vegetables to measure record level of ‘crunchibels’, detected only by a specialised ‘crunch-o-meter’.

Cancer Council WA Schools Nutrition Coordinator Shannon Wright said despite a very strange year and the impact of COVID-19 in term 2 in particular, she is delighted to see so many new and returning schools jumping on board to take part in the event.

“The pandemic certainly impacted the way we’ve done things this year, but ensuring kids have enough vegies in their diet is one thing many WA primary schools have not compromised,” Ms. Wright said.

“In fact, we have seen a record number of schools jump on board to take part including quite a few new schools that are joining the fun for the first time, which is very exciting!

 “Through the Crunch&Sip program we want to establish healthy eating habits for children early in life, and The Great Vegie Crunch is a really fun way to do this while educating kids at the same time.

Hudson Park Primary School Vice Principal Kerry Hill said she was very excited to become a certified Crunch&Sip school and for the students to take part in The Great Vegie Crunch.

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 “We held The Great Vegie Crunch event as a fun way to encourage our students to eat more vegies. “The students had a wonderful time and we found they were more willing to take part when doing it with their friends and classmates. They also loved crunching as loud as they could on their vegies to tip the ‘crunch-o-meter’ off the scale!”

Thank you to all the schools that participated in the event and provided us with feedback via the survey. We are excited to announce the winners of the Great Vegie Crunch prize draws:

Winner - participating schools

Mullaloo Heights Primary School: $500 voucher to spend at a hardware or electrical goods store

Winners- participant survey

Meadow Springs Education Support Centre: $300 voucher to spend at a hardware or electrical goods store

Hensman Street Elementary: $200 voucher to spend at a hardware or electrical goods store

Willetton Primary School: Crunch&Sip prize pack

Midvale Primary School: Crunch&Sip prize pack

St Francis Xavier Primary School: Crunch&Sip prize pack