This week (4th - 8th September) is The Great Vegie Crunch! More than 27,000 West Australian kids representing over 90 schools are hoping to send the 'crunch-o-meters' off the scale by crunching on fresh vegetables.
The Great Vegie Crunch marks the start of Fruit & Veg September and primary school kids will have their favourite vegies on hand, ready to assemble and compete for the loudest crunch.
Teachers will use specially made 'crunch-o-meters' to see whether their crunch is more of an 'Echinda nibble' or a 'Crocodile crunch'.
The event is designed to be a fun way to increase vegetable consumption at school. While most West Australian children are eating the recommended daily intake of fruit, only 1 in 6 are eating enough vegies.
The Great Vegie Crunch event is part of our Crunch&Sip® program which celebrates its 12th year of operation this year and is now a daily feature in 410 WA primary schools.
Is your school a Crunch&Sip school, or would you like it to be? Head to www.crunchandsip.com.au for more information.