Children from Kendall Community Preschool crunched on an array of fresh, colourful vegetables on March 1, as part of the Healthy Kids Association’s Big Vegie Crunch.
The Big Vegie Crunch is run every year across NSW, with almost 105,000 students eating vegetables at the same time, smashing the 2017 record of 94,846.
Kendall Community Preschool’s Big Vegie Crunch was supported by the Kew Corner Store, which provided a box of fresh vegetables for the event, donated by local food suppliers and producers.
According to the 2014-15 National Health Survey, only 5.4 per cent of Australian children are eating the recommended serves of vegetables.
Kendall Community Preschool Director Susan Crowle said it was great to see the children enjoying eating the healthy vegetables together.
“Exposure to fresh fruit and vegetables, both growing and eating them, is a big part of our program,” she said.
“The Big Vegie Crunch provides a wonderful opportunity to further reinforce the healthy eating messages we already promote here at Kendall Community Preschool.
“The support of the Kew Corner Store in promoting this event, and all the positive health messages that go with it, was appreciated.”
For more information on Vegetable Week and the Big Vegie Crunch, visit healthy-kids.com.au