is a well-established primary school nutrition initiative, developed to increase children’s vegetable, fruit and water consumption. Many teachers who have implemented the initiative into the classroom report improved focus and behaviour.
Only 1 in 16 children eat the recommended daily serve of vegetables. Crunch&Sip® helps children to develop regular healthy eating habits by providing a set time in class to eat vegetables and fruit and drink water.
Children rarely drink enough water during break times at school and often forget to drink unless reminded. It is recommend that children drink 5-6 cups (1.2-1.6 litres) of water per day for improved cognitive performance and mood.
Your school may or may not already participate in Crunch&Sip® or a fruit break. To kick start Crunch&Sip® at your school or learn some ideas to freshen up the program, see the information and resources below.