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Live Life Well

Live Life Well

Live Life Well @ School is a joint program of the NSW Department of Education and Communities and NSW Health.  The program promotes whole school initiatives from classroom practice to school policies and community education.

The Live Life Well @ School program at LHCS works to support teachers and parents in promoting a healthy lifestyle.

This section of our school website is dedicated to:

  • Sharing Information about health, nutrition and physical activity.
  • Providing resources to help families plan and enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle.
  • Advocating LHCS Live Life Well @ School special days and initiatives.

Crunch & Sip

The Crunch & Sip program is an easy way to help children stay healthy.

Crunch and Sip is a set break to eat fruit or salad vegetables and drink water in the classroom. Students re-fuel with fruit or vegetables and rehydrate with water during the afternoon sessions, assisting with physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom.

Through participation in Crunch and Sip, LHCS demonstrates our commitment to nutrition education in the classroom, by making links with the curriculum and creating a supportive school environment.

The objectives of Crunch & Sip are to:

  • Increase awareness of the importance of eating fruit, vegetables and drinking water every day.
  • Enable students, teachers and staff to eat fruit or vegetables during an allocated Crunch & Sip break in the classroom, developing regular healthy eating habits.
  • Encourage parents to provide students with fruit or vegetables every day.
  • Develop strategies to help students who don't have regular access to fruit and vegetables.

Waste Free Wednesdays

 On selected Wednesdays throughout the year we ask that your child's lunchbox is waste free. This means there are no wrappers to be thrown away and ideally lunchboxes will only contain items that will be eaten, composted or recycled.

The Waste Free Wednesday Challenge is one of LHCS's educational initiatives as part of our Live Life Well @ School program. By participating, students have a better understanding of how we can take action to reduce our waste while waste-free lunches promote healthy eating. Often, highly processed foods are packaged while unprocessed snacks, such as fruit and vegetables are not.

Re-useable containers are a handy way to pack a waste-free or nude food lunch. They also make it easy to buy food in bulk, instead of in single servings, which can save money over time.

Tips for Waste-Free Lunches

Example of lunch items with waste Example of items in a waste-free lunch

Sandwich in disposable cling wrap or in a plastic sandwich bag

Sandwich in a snug-fitting reusable container
Chips or pretzels in a plastic/foil packet Snacks in a reusable container
Juice in a squeeze pouch, with a plastic straw Water, juice or other drinks in a reusable and resealable bottle, filled at home from a bulk container
Yoghurt in squeeze pouches or plastic 'shot' bottles Yoghurt in a small reusable container, filled at home from a bulk container
Individually-wrapped muesli bars 'Trail mix' in a reusable container
Pre-packaged fruit salad in a small plastic tub or tin Whole fruits without packaging or fruit pieces in reusable containers
Pre-packaged 'snack pack' of crackers and cheese spread Raw or salad vegetables such as carrot, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and celery, plus a small container of dip
Individually-wrapped confectionary bars or cake Muffin, fruit bread or biscuits in a reusable container
Individually-wrapped cheese sticks/strings Cubes/slices of cheese in a reusable container
Disposable cutlery Durable cutlery that is designed to be washed and reused
Paper serviette Washable cloth napkin

Parent Fact Sheets

 5 Ways to Healthy Lifestyle (pdf 454 KB)

Eat more Fruit & Veg (pdf 493 KB)

Get Active Everyday (pdf 515 KB)

Turn off the TV (pdf 352 KB)

Eat Fewer Snacks (pdf 466 KB)

Choose Water as a Drink (pdf 454 KB)

K-6 Waste Free Wednesday Competition

Thank you to all students who participated in our competition. Congratulations to the following winners:

Early Stage 1: W.F. and C.

Stage 1: X.S. and L.W.

Stage 2: K.C. and W.R.

Stage 3: M.P. and S.M.

Have a look at their fabulous entries below.

Live Life Well Competition