CRUNCH & SIP
The Crunch&Sip program is an easy way to help children to stay healthy and happy and it has been run at St Emilie’s for over a year now.
Crunch&Sip is essentially a whole school break at 10.00am to eat fruit or salad vegetables and drink water in the classroom. Students re-fuel with a small container of fruit or vegetables, which boosts both physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom.
Every day parents are asked to please make sure that children bring an extra – small piece of fruit, or a small container with cut fruit and vegetables that they can eat mid morning prior to morning tea.
Through Crunch&Sip, schools like St Emilie’s demonstrate our commitment to nutrition education both in the classroom, by making links with the curriculum and by creating a supportive whole school environment.
The Crunch&Sip break is not only a time to introduce children to fresh fruit and vegies it is also an opportunity to encourage the habit of drinking water. Research indicates that children rarely drink enough water and often forget to drink unless reminded.
Please don’t forget to pack Crunch&Sip in the school bag every day.
Easy-to-eat seasonal fruit such as a small apple, a container with hulled strawberries, a mandarin or banana
Vegetables such as carrot or celery sticks, capsicum, cherry tomatoes or snow peas etc
A clean, water bottle filled with plain water
All fresh fruit is permitted (e.g. whole fruits such as a banana or a small apple, chopped melon)
Dried fruit is permitted, although, fresh fruit or vegetables is the first choice because dried fruit contains high concentration of natural sugar and it tends to cling to teeth, increasing risk of tooth decay (e.g. sultanas)
All fresh vegetables are permitted (e.g. celery, carrot sticks, broccoli pieces etc.)
To wash all fruit and vegetables before eating
Easy-to-eat fruit and veg is best
Buying fruit and vegetables in season is cheaper and tastes better
All other foods are not permitted including:
‘Fruit’ products (e.g. fruit leather, fruit roll-ups, fruit bars or similar)
Fruit jams or jellies
Fruit pies or cakes
Fruit canned in syrup or jelly or with artificial sweeteners
Canned or processed vegetables
Vegetable or potato crisps, hot potato chips, olives
Vegetable pastries (pies, pasties, sausage rolls)
Baked vegetable breads
Vegetable cakes, fritters, quiches or similar
A clean, clear water bottle filled with plain water. Only plain water is to be consumed in the classroom
To wash your water bottles daily
Don’t share water bottles
All other drinks (including waters with added vitamins, minerals, or carbonates) are not permitted including:
◦ Fruit juice or fruit juice drink
◦ Fruit cordial or mineral waters
◦ Vegetable juices
Thank you for your support of this excellent program inout school.