Crunch & Sip Program
St Patrick’s School participates in the Crunch & Sip program which is an easy way to help kids stay healthy and happy!
Crunch & Sip is a set break at 10am where students are encouraged to eat fruit or salad vegetables and drink water in the classroom. Students re-fuel with fruit or vegetables, assisting physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom.
Each day students bring fruit or salad vegetables to school to eat in the classroom in the morning. Each child has a small clear bottle of water in the classroom to drink throughout the day to prevent dehydration.
Through Crunch & Sip, St Patrick’s demonstrates its 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.