Vegetable Week & The Big Vegie Crunch


Did you know that currently only 5% of NSW children are eating enough vegetables? In order to work towards improving this percentage, we are increasing children’s knowledge, exposure and positive attitudes towards vegetables.

How can you help?

Vegetable Week, featuring the fun event ‘The Big Vegie Crunch,’ is a free, quick and easy school-based event for NSW primary schools, funded by NSW Health.

‘The Big Vegie Crunch’ is an attempt by NSW primary school students to break the record for the highest number of children eating vegetables simultaneously – and to get kids excited about vegetables!

Vegetable Week 2019 ran from Monday 1st April to Friday 5th April, with The Big Vegie Crunch being held at 10am on Thursday 4th April.

So what happened?   

In 2018, we had 472 schools registered for the event with 115,164 students. This year we had a whopping 127,161 students registered across 544 schools! Despite the huge interest from you all, we weren’t able to break The Big Vegie Crunch record set in 2018. But there was a whole lot of vegetable eating going on – 40,612 students crunched vegetables together at 10am on Thursday April 4th and a further 14,117 crunched at another time over Vegetable Week. Way to go all you vegie eaters! 

Based on the amazing, positive stories in the media and feedback from those who participated, The Big Vegie Crunch was a great success.

Registration for the 2019 event has now closed. But for a limited time, you can still access the Vegetable Week & The Big Vegie Crunch resources:

Stay tuned for further updates on Vegetable Week & The Big Vegie Crunch. 

For further questions, please contact us.