A program that encourages primary school children to snack on fruit and vegetables during class time was launched at Coffs Harbour Public School yesterday. Crunch&Sip gives students the opportunity to snack on fresh fruit or vegetables during class time. They are also encouraged to keep a bottle of water in their classrooms to drink throughout the day.
The school community learnt about the importance of fruit and vegetables before sharing a delicious, nutritious morning tea of fresh fruit, vegetables and water. Benny Banana also made an appearance to entertain the children, who joined in with the teachers in dressing up as their favourite fruit or vegetable for the occasion.
Mid North Coast Local Health District Health Promotion Officer Nicki Kerr said programs such as Crunch&Sip are an important way to encourage healthy habits and we would like to thank her for launching Crunch&Sip at our school. The school would also like to thank the four local Woolworths stores for donating their time, fruit, vegetables and water and local business Golden Dawn for making Benny Banana available to visit the children.