Why Participate?

Participating in a daily 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.

Most WA school kids meet the recommended intake for fruit, but only 1 in every 17 are eating enough vegetables every day. Crunch&Sip is a fantastic opportunity to increase vegetable intake by choosing to pack vegetables more often.

Teach your kids to reach for healthy snacks

Why send the vegies for Crunch&Sip?

Health

Eating plenty of vegies supports growth and development and reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

Cost

Along with these benefits, vegies are a cost-effective snack to reach for every day. Did you know a serve of carrots or celery sticks costs no more that 30 cents?

Modelling

Do you have a fussy eater at home? Remember, when children see teachers and their peers eating vegies, they are more likely to eat vegies themselves. This makes the classroom a great place for trying new things, so make sure you provide lots of variety.

If Crunch&Sip is new for your family, try some of these tips:

  • Start with vegetables your children are more familiar with
  • Try sweeter vegetables like red capsicum or cherry tomatoes
  • Allow children to choose their Crunch&Sip vegetables
  • Keep vegetables fresh at school by storing in thermos containers
  • Let kids pick out a special Crunch&Sip container and a good quality water bottle from the supermarket
  • Set a good example and show them how much you enjoy eating vegetables and reaching for water too! 

More information

For more healthy eating information, ideas and inspiration in our healthy lunchboxes section