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Crunch & Sip


What is Crunch&Sip®?

St Patricks Primary School follows the Crunch&Sip® guidelines to provide a supportive environment for children to eat vegetables, fruit and water each day.


The Program involves a time during the school day, 10:00am for most classes, when students and teachers eat vegetables or fruit in the classroom while class continues. Water can be consumed at this time, and is also encouraged throughout the school day by allowing students to have a water bottle on their desk during class. 


The program additionally aims to:

  • Increase awareness of the importance of eating vegetables or fruit and drinking water everyday
  • Encourage parents to provide students with vegetables or fruit each day
  • Develop strategies to help students who don’t have regular access to vegetables and fruit


More Crunch&Sip® information - Crunch & Sip brochure.




Not Permitted


  • All fresh fruit
  • Fruit canned in natural juice
  • Dried fruit (not everyday and only in small serves eg. 11/2 tablespoons dried fruit such as sultanas, 4 dried apricot halves,).
  • Fruit products (leathers, bars, roll-ups, metres, or similar).
  • Fruit jams or jellies.
  • Fruit pies or cakes.
  • Fruit canned in syrup.


  • All fresh vegetables are permitted (eg. celery, carrot sticks, broccoli bits etc).


  • Canned or processed vegetables.
  • Vegetable/potato crisps or hot potato chips.
  • Vegetable pastries (pies, pasties, sausage rolls).
  • Baked vegetable breads.
  • Vegetable cakes, fritters, quiches or similar.
  • Popcorns.


  • Only plain water is to be consumed in the classroom.
  • Drinks other than plain water not permitted (e.g. Fruit or vegetable juice/drinks/cordials).