In this video produced by NAQ Nutrition's Food Smart Schools, St Paul's Lutheran Primary School Caboolture and Mansfield State School share their experiences in implementing Munch & Crunch in their schools.
Munch & Crunch style programs (Munch & Crunch / Crunch & Sip / Brain Breaks) involve schools and teachers scheduling time in class to allow children to eat fruit and vegetables and drink water in the classroom.
The benefits of a fruit, vegetable and water break in class include:
- Exposing students to the concept of daily fruit and vegetable consumption helps build lifelong healthy eating habits.
- Reinforcing other nutrition education messages delivered in the classroom.
- Water and healthy food consumption can help improve students’ behaviour, and ability to concentrate and learn in the classroom.
To find out more, visit our website: www.foodsmartschools.org