Vegetable Week & The Big Vegie Crunch
Only 5% of NSW children eat enough vegetables. We’re on a mission to change that stat, by increasing children’s knowledge, exposure and positive attitudes towards vegetables.
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!
It’s a fantastic and veg-citing way to start your school year with a health-promoting crunch.
Vegetable Week 2020 ran from Monday 2nd March to Friday 6th March, with The Big Vegie Crunch held at 10am on Thursday 5th March.
Registrations for the 2020 event have now closed. However, for a limited time you can still access the digital resources via the Vegetable Week & The Big Vegie Crunch resource webpage.
What resources are available?
We have a whole vegetable patch of digital resources to help your school including:
- Get ready eNewsletters
- Classroom, whole of school and home activity ideas
- Organisational hints and tips
- Ready-to-go communication resources
- Access to the super funky ‘The Big Vegie Crunch’ theme song
- Access to ‘The Big Vegie Crunch’ countdown tool
- A template to print your own ‘I crunched today! Did you?’ student stickers
Please note that resources are provided in digital format only. Unlike Fruit & Veg Month, which is held in Term 3, there are no hardcopy resources provided for Vegetable Week & The Big Vegie Crunch.
What happened in 2020?
An amazing 88,721 students registered across 371 schools. Of these, 26,518 students crunched together at 10am on Thursday March 5th and a further 10,035 students crunched over Vegetable Week. Although that was an awful lot of vegetable eating, it wasn’t enough to break the event’s previous records. So, lettuce try again next year!
In the meantime, you can encourage students and families to include more vegetables in their meals, snacks and lunch boxes. Check out the free resources on the Vegetable Week & The Big Vegie Crunch resource webpage and peas join us in 2021.
For further questions, please contact us.