School Plans & Policies - Healthy Food & Drink Policy
Karratha Primary School is working towards becoming a certified Crunch&Sip school in 2015.
What is Crunch and Sip?
Cunch&Sip is a program that promotes healthy eating and drinking at school.
Crunch&Sip is a set break to eat fruit or salad vegetables and drink water in the classroom. Students re-fuel with fruit or vegetables during the morning at 9.30am, assisting physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom. This gives kids a chance to refuel, a bit like putting petrol in a car.
Each day students bring fruit or salad vegetables to school to eat in a 10 minute block of time each morning. Each child is encouraged to have a bottle of water in the classroom to drink throughout the day to prevent dehydration.
Through Crunch&Sip, schools demonstrate their commitment to nutrition education in the classroom, by making links with the curriculum and creating a supportive school environment. The Crunch&Sip break gives children the opportunity to eat the piece of fruit that might otherwise be left in their lunchbox or not be eaten at all.
There are a number of steps the school needs to take in order to become a certified Crunch&Sip School. Getting the message out to the community and setting it up in the classroom are two of these steps and with your support from home we hope to accomplish this.