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Crunch time for healthy kids

Daryna ZadvirnaNarrogin Observer
Davan Chaplin, Rohan Schmid & Maddie Mcintosh.
Camera IconDavan Chaplin, Rohan Schmid & Maddie Mcintosh. Credit: Daryna Zadvirna

It was crunch time at East Narrogin Primary School last week, with about 200 students simultaneously sinking their teeth into fresh fruit and vegetables for The Great Aussie Crunch.

Last week around 20,000 WA school students tried to send their ‘crunch-o-meters' off the scale as part of Cancer Council WA’s Great Aussie Crunch program which encourages kids to eat more vegetables and increase positive perceptions of healthy eating.

Year 6 East Narrogin Primary School students Davan Chaplin, Rohan Schmid and Maddie Mcintosh said they had a lot of fun munching to the crunch meter.

Deputy principal Joanna Hayes said it was a fantastic day.

“We’ve been incorporating a regular ‘Crunch&Sip’ time after lunch breaks and have found this is a great way to improve our student concentration levels in the classroom,” she said.

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“By promoting healthy eating habits here, we hope this will allow children to make healthy choices in the future.”

The carrots were rated as loud as a crocodile’s crunch on the crunch-o-meter.
Camera IconThe carrots were rated as loud as a crocodile’s crunch on the crunch-o-meter. Credit: Daryna Zadvirna

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