Reporting Form (Pdf)
Reporting Form (Word)
for 2 and 5
to Teachers/ P.H. Nurses
& Sip Poster
Educators (Powerpoint Presentations):
For Students & Parents
& Sip School Grant Application for Nutrition Month (March) - pdf
& Sip School Grant Application for Nutrition Month (March) - Word
Crunch and Sip
and Sip is a pre-arranged opportunity for students to eat a portion of
fruit or vegetable and have a drink of water at school in the afternoon.
Researchers have found that when all students are eating
fruit or vegetables in the classroom, children don't want to be the
only ones not participating, a kind of positive peer pressure.
Teachers also report that children concentrate better because they are not
hungry during lessons.
The Western School District , Western
Health, and Labrador-Grenfell Health would
like to invite schools to participate in Crunch and Sip, a campaign for schools to promote
healthy eating in classrooms and whose aim is to aid in children’s ability to
focus and learn. In Canada, only 23% of youth ages 2 to 17 eat
five or more servings of vegetables and fruit per day.
Canada’s Food Guide recommends five servings per day for children
ages 4 to 8 and six servings per day for youth ages 9 to 13.
Eating a diet rich in fruits and
vegetables will promote normal growth in children and protect them against
disease later in life.
who are well nourished and well hydrated perform better in the classroom and
are less likely to be irritable and disruptive. Crunch and Sip
is a daily reminder to encourage students to bring a fruit or vegetable and a water
bottle to class in the afternoon.
afternoon, children's attention often starts to wane in class.
Allowing students to eat a fruit or vegetable in class helps students
to re-fuel and boost their physical
and mental performance and concentration in the classroom.
Crunch and Sip is a voluntary activity that gives children the opportunity to eat a piece of
fruit that might otherwise be left in their lunch bag and not be eaten at
all. As one Mom said, "The fruit always gets eaten now. It
never comes home anymore."