Food Smart Schools

Crunch & Sip classroom resources

Food Smart Schools

Crunch & Sip style programs (Munch & Crunch / Brain Breaks) involve schools and teachers scheduling time in class to allow children to eat fruit and vegetables and drink water in the classroom. Veggie sticks

The benefits of a fruit, vegetable and water in class include:

  • Exposing students to the concept of daily fruit and vegetable consumption helps build lifelong healthy eating habits.
  • The break reinforces other nutrition education messages delivered in the classroom.
  • Water and healthy food consumption can help improve students’ behaviour, and ability to concentrate and learn in the classroom.

Learn more about Crunch & Sip in schools by watching our video – St Paul’s Lutheran College and Mansfield State School share their experiences in implementing programs in their schools.

 

Classroom activities

Curriculum linked classroom activities can be undertaken during Crunch & Sip.  For ideas explore our resources below.

Maths

Prep

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4 

 

 

Science

Prep 

Grade 1 

Grade 2 

Grade 3 

Grade 4 

 

Useful links

Government of Western Australia Crunch&Sip Program

Queensland Department of Education & Training

St Paul’s Lutheran College and Mansfield State School share their experiences in implementing programs in their schools