NewsBack to News 15 May 2017
Crunch&Sip registers 400th school!
Salvado Catholic College in Byford has become WA’s 400th certified Crunch&Sip® School.
Newly opened in 2016, Salvado Catholic College has prioritized the health and well-being of their students by signing up to Crunch&Sip® and allowing time in class for children to re-fuel with vegetables or fruit and rehydrate by drinking water
Principal Santino Giancono said ‘We value the health and well-being of our students and felt it important to embed healthy habits into our culture from the start.’
Shannon Wright, Cancer Council WA Schools Nutrition Coordinator, said certifying the 400th Crunch&Sip® School is a tremendous achievement. ‘The program launched in Western Australia in 2005 and today over 100,000 students participate in Crunch&Sip® on a daily basis. While 43% of eligible schools are officially registered to the program the actual participating numbers are believed to be almost double.
Too many Western Australian children are not eating enough of the foods essential to good health. Vegetable consumption is particularly low, with recent government research revealing that five out of six primary school children do not eat enough vegetables.
Crunch&Sip® encourages parents to pack an extra serve of vegetables or fruit in their children’s lunchboxes and teachers have found that refueling hungry tummies with healthy foods improves concentration and learning.
Schools are encouraged to sign up to the program or check the status of their Crunch&Sip registration on the website http://www.crunchandsip.com.au/