Students tuck into veggies

Healthy eating was the aim for students at St Laurence's Primary School earlier this month.

To celebrate Fruit and Vegetable month, the school held a Big Veggie Crunch at recess to launch the event.

Fruit and Veg Month began on Monday, August 29 and finished on Friday, September 23. At 11am, on Thursday, September 1, schools across NSW joined together in a record attempt for the most kids eating vegetables simultaneously.

More than 13,900 students and 825 adults crunched it as part of the Big Veggie Crunch across NSW. 

Woolworths, Orana Mall kindly donated seven vegetable tasting platters, one for each class. 

Students also got a visit from Betty Broccoli.

The aim of Fruit and Veg Month is to encourage everyone to eat more fruit and vegetables and develop healthy eating habits.

The 2016 theme was Vegetables are Funky

Healthy eating habbits: Matilda Nelson, Betty Broccoli, Lauren Blanchard and Angelina Perrero. Photo: Contributed

Healthy eating habbits: Matilda Nelson, Betty Broccoli, Lauren Blanchard and Angelina Perrero. Photo: Contributed

St Laurence's students with Betty Broccoli

St Laurence's students with Betty Broccoli

Raffaella Jones, Jack Walkom, Betty Broccoli, Meg Matthews, Daina Goodman

Raffaella Jones, Jack Walkom, Betty Broccoli, Meg Matthews, Daina Goodman

Sean Duggan, Elias Sarantzouklis, Ian Wilson.

Sean Duggan, Elias Sarantzouklis, Ian Wilson.

Sam Hargreaves, Jaylen Dwyer, Betty Broccoli, Tom Toomey, Maya Hyde.

Sam Hargreaves, Jaylen Dwyer, Betty Broccoli, Tom Toomey, Maya Hyde.

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