Curriculum - Crunch and Sip

Crunch&Sip is a set time during the school day to eat vegetables and fruit and drink water in the classroom. Students bring vegetables or fruit to school each day for the Crunch&Sip break. Each child also has a small clear bottle of water in the classroom to drink throughout the day to prevent dehydration. 

Giving students the chance to re-fuel with fruit or vegetables helps to improve physical and mental performance and concentrate in the classroom, as well as promoting long term health.

Crunch&Sip is a well established program in Western Australia, with over 44% of eligible schools across the state currently certified.

Allowed Vegetables:

All fresh vegetables are permitted (e.g. celery, carrot sticks, broccoli bits)

Allowed Fruit:

All fresh fruit (e.g. whole fruits, chopped melon, orange slices, apple slices etc) Dried fruit like sultanas or apricots are allowed for Crunch&Sip but should be limited.  This is because dried fruit tends to cling to teeth and is a concentrated source of sugar, increasing the risk of tooth decay.