Schools preparing for Great Veggie Crunch

Ocean Road Primary School Year Two students Zavier Hammington, Owen Henderson and William Rusch.
Ocean Road Primary School Year Two students Zavier Hammington, Owen Henderson and William Rusch.

OCEAN Road Primary School students will be biting broccoli and crunching on carrots as part of the Great Veggie Crunch.

They will be joined by students at Mandurah Catholic College, Lakelands Primary School, Meadow Springs Education Support Centre and Singleton Primary School who are also taking part.

The Great Veggie Crunch is from Monday, September 9 to Friday, September 13.

The aim is to encourage children to enjoy healthy snacks by recording the loudest crunch using the ‘crunch-o-metre’ mobile app.

Noise level targets start with the ‘echidna nibble’ before moving through to a ‘quokka chew’, ‘koala bite’ and the loudest ‘crocodile crunch’.

Ocean Road Primary School Year four teacher Linda Turnbull said the school focused on promoting healthy eating among students through Crunch and Sip.

She said students enjoy bringing in various vegies from carrots to broccoli and snow peas.

“It’s one of the priorities of the school and having that break helps kids to concentrate,” Ms Turnbull said.

“It’s really interesting to see, some kids will bring in big chunks of Broccoli, and they just love that.”

WA children are still struggling to hit the recommended vegetable servings with only one in six children eating enough.

The Great Veggie Crunch is part of the Cancer Council WA’s Crunch & Sip program.