Meckering crunches it up for Great Vegie Crunch

Meckering Primary was one of more than 100 Western Australian schools who registered to munch away for the Great Vegie Crunch.

The annual Great Vegie Crunch, where primary school students simultaneously crunch on fresh vegetables to raise their 'crunch-o-meters' off the charts, took place at Meckering Primary on Thursday, September 12.

An array of wonderful vegies were bought to school by students including carrots, celery and radish's, which accompanied vegies from the school garden such as snow peas and broccoli.

The 'crunch-o-meter' was well and truly tested and big smiles and laughs abounded with some very quiet echidna nibbles up to some cracking crocodile crunches.

Cancer Council WA Wheatbelt regional education officer Melissa Pickering said the event was a huge success.

"A huge congratulations to Meckering Primary and to all schools and students who took part in this year's Great Vegie Crunch," she said.

"What better way to encourage children to eat these essential foods than participating in fun events with their mates?"

Resources are still available to everyone who might want to check out the 'crunch-o-meter' and other classroom activities that promote vegetables in the classroom.

The Great Vegie Crunch, which is supported by the Agricultural Produce Commission and Healthway, is in its sixth year.

Schools that registered and completed the post-Crunch survey will go into the random draw for prizes of $300, $200 and Crunch & Sip prize packs.

More information about the Great Vegie Crunch and the Crunch and Sip Program can be found at www.crunchandsip.com.au/events