Crunch 'n' Sip

Category: Initiatives Created: Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Crunch & Sip program is an easy way to help kids stay healthy and happy!

Crunch&Sip is a set break to eat fruit or salad vegetables and drink water in the classroom. Students re-fuel with fruit or vegetables during the morning or afternoon, assisting physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom. This gives kids a chance to refuel, a bit like putting petrol in a car. 

Each day students bring fruit or salad vegetables to school to eat in the classroom at a set time. Each child has a small clear bottle of water in the classroom to drink throughout the day to prevent dehydration.

Through Crunch & Sip, schools demonstrate their commitment to nutrition education in the classroom, by making links with the curriculum and creating a supportive school environment. The Crunch & Sip break gives children the opportunity to eat the piece of fruit that might otherwise be left in their lunchbox or not be eaten at all.

Teachers, parents, students, school staff, community agencies and local businesses can assist your school to Crunch & Sip.

The objectives of the Crunch & Sip  break are to:

  • increase awareness of the importance of eating fruit or vegetables and drinking water every day
  • enable students, teachers and staff to eat fruit or vegetables during an allocated Crunch & Sip  break in the classroom
  • encourage students, teachers and staff to drink water throughout the day in the classroom, during break times and at sports, excursions and camps
  • encourage parents to provide students with fruit or vegetables every day
  • develop strategies to help students who don't have regular access to fruit and vegetables
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