CRAIGIE students recently put their chewing skills to the test to see if they could crunch louder than a crocodile.
Whitford Catholic Primary School took part on The Great Veggie Crunch to promote healthy eating to students and encourage kids to eat more vegetables.
Principal Tamara McGougan said research showed only one in six WA primary school-aged children were eating the recommended daily intake of vegetables.
“Growing bodies need the right fuel to thrive,” she said.
“In our busy modern world, it isn’t always easy to make sure kids are eating the right foods every day but by encouraging children to crunch on a carrot or snack on a sugar snap pea, we can help them build healthy habits that last a lifetime.”
Students used a ‘crunch-o-meter’ to see how loud they could crunch, measuring the sound against an echidna nibble, a quokka chew, a koala bite or a crocodile crunch.