Queen of Apostles students getting a taste for Crunch and Sip


Year Five students Alessia Andritsos and Persia Colely nibble during class.
Year Five students Alessia Andritsos and Persia Colely nibble during class.

QUEEN of Apostles School in Riverton has strengthened its commitment to the health and wellbeing of students by becoming a certified Crunch and Sip school.

Crunch and Sip is an opportunity for primary school students to eat fruit or vegetables in class, and sip water throughout the day.

Students bring their favourite vegie or fruit and water bottle from home and teachers can use the break to transition between lessons, or allow students to Crunch and Sip while they continue working.

Assistant principal Russell Wylie said the Year 6 leadership group were behind the decision to introduce the program.

“Our Year 6 student leaders were looking to implement a program within the school which targets health and nutrition, and we thought becoming a Crunch and Sip school would really help in promoting healthy eating in an easy way,” he said.

Crunch and Sip aims to increase fruit and vegetable intakes for youngsters, after it was found 83 per cent of WA children aged between 4 and 11 did not eat the recommended daily intake of vegetables and nearly half not meeting their daily fluid requirements.