WHAT IS CRUNCH&SIP®?
Crunch&Sip® is a break during class when students can refuel on fruit and veg and rehydrate on water. The break assists students with physical and mental performance, and concentration in the classroom.
Crunch&Sip® encourages fruit and vegetable snacking and drinking water. Healthy eating behaviours are modelled in the classroom and reinforce the nutrition messages in the PD/H/PE curriculum. By making fruit and vegetable eating and water drinking normal in the classroom, healthy habits can be formed and continued into adolescence and adulthood.
The Crunch&Sip® break gives students the opportunity to eat the piece of fruit that might otherwise be left in their lunchbox. Students are also more likely to eat their fruit or vegetables and drink their water if their friends and peers are all doing it too!
We will begin having Crunch&Sip® breaks on Monday of Week 2. Please make sure your child has a piece of fruit or vegetables and small bottle of water each day.