Bicton Primary School promotes a respectful, nurturing, and supportive environment.

Crunch&Sip®

Being physically and mentally healthy at Bicton Primary School is a major focus. We have a Crunch&Sip break each day to promote healthy eating and hydration. This is a set break for students to eat fruit or salad vegetables and drink water in the classroom.

The objectives of the Crunch&Sip break are to:

  1. increase awareness of the importance of eating fruit or vegetables and drinking water every day.
  2. enable students, teachers and staff to eat fruit or vegetables during an allocated Crunch&Sip break in the classroom.
  3. encourage students, teachers and staff to drink water throughout the day in the classroom, during break times and at sports, excursions and camps.
  4. encourage parents to provide students with fruit or vegetables every day.
  5. develop strategies to help students who don’t have regular access to fruit and vegetables.

In the classroom:

Teachers will:

  • set a Crunch&Sip time each day in the morning or afternoon.
  • encourage all students daily to eat a piece of fruit or vegetable in the classroom during the designated Crunch&Sip break.
  • encourage students to drink a bottle of water in the classroom throughout the day.

Students will:

  • wash their hands prior to the Crunch&Sip break.
  • bring fruit or vegetables to school each day to eat at the break.
  • wash their water bottle and fill it with water daily, as directed by their teacher.

The school community will:

  • find ways to provide fruit or vegetables for students who do not have access to them.

 

 

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