Crunch and sip celebrated

Cancer Council's Shenae Norris, Crunch and Sip coordinator Bev Fortescue, Dardanup Primary School students Ruby Milton and Alaura Newman holding the Golden Carrot award with principal Darryl Owen.
Cancer Council's Shenae Norris, Crunch and Sip coordinator Bev Fortescue, Dardanup Primary School students Ruby Milton and Alaura Newman holding the Golden Carrot award with principal Darryl Owen.

Students at Dardanup Primary School have eaten their way through more than a quarter of a million pieces of fruit and veg as part of the Crunch and Sip program.

Signing up in 2008, the school is celebrating their 10th anniversary in the program this week. Crunch and Sip coordinator Bev Fortescue said teachers and students alike loved the daily break. 

“Crunch and Sip means a boost for our brains and rehydration – it helps us to re-focus on our learning,” she said. 

“We also have a worm farm that our students love because the food scraps, like apple cores, go straight to our worms.”

Cancer Council WA regional education officer Shenae Norris said the program was a great way to get kids eating extra serves of essential foods.

“Providing a diet with plenty of vegetables and fruit is one of the most important ways parents and carers can ensure their children remain healthy,” she said. 

“Encouraging children to make good choices from a young age will create healthy habits for a healthy life.”