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The Crunch & sip program encourages children to eat fruit and vegetables and drink water every day. Schools implement a formal break allowing students to eat fruit and vegetables and drink water in the classroom.
Each day students bring fruit or salad vegetables to school to eat in the classroom at a set time, and each child has a small clear bottle of water in the classroom to drink throughout the day to prevent dehydration. The program gives children the opportunity to eat the piece of fruit that might otherwise be left in their lunchbox or not be eaten at all. The program is a healthy way for children to refuel, it aids concentration and mental and physical performance at school.
The objectives of the Crunch & sip program are to:
The program is suitable for adoption at work sites.
Abstract adapted from Crunch & Sip
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