PADBURY Primary School students sat down to a healthy snack last month as part of The Great Aussie Crunch.
The school had 104 students from pre-primary to Year 6 simultaneously crunching on fresh vegetables, including carrots, celery, capsicum and snow peas.
They joined more than 20,000 other WA school students from more than 85 schools trying to send the ‘crunch-o-meter’ from ‘caterpillar nibble’ to ‘crocodile crunch’.
Cancer Council WA schools nutrition co-ordinator Shannon Wright said the event was to encourage children to eat more vegetables and increase positive perceptions of healthy eating.
“While most West Australian children are eating the recommended daily intake of fruit, only one in six are eating enough vegies,” she said.
“It’s important that children form healthy eating habits to prevent the risk of chronic disease later in life.”