Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme
The Food Dudes Programme begins in Scoil Thomáis on Wednesday, 18th of January. This is a programme designed to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables both in school and at home. It is based on positive role models (the Food Dudes characters), repeated tastings and rewards. The duration of the programme is 16 days for junior classes and 8 days for senior classes. The Food Dudes Programme is ultimately designed to enable children to enjoy a healthy diet and to create a healthy eating culture within schools.
What fruit and vegetables will the children be tasting in school?
Who are the Food Dudes?
The Food Dudes are four young super-heroes: Charlie, Tom, Raz and Rocco. By eating their favourite fruit or vegetables, the Food Dudes gain special powers which enable them to save the world and the Life Force from a gang of baddies: The Junk Punks. General Junk and his side-kicks, Miss Demeanour and Master Disaster, are trying to drain the energy of the world by depriving it of nutritious fruit and veg. With their special powers, given to them by carrots, tomatoes, raspberries and broccoli, the Food Dudes feed the Life Force and foil the Junk Punks. If you keep feeding your Life Force, you can be a Food Dude too.
Keep eating those fruit and veg at home and school and help the Food Dudes rule! It’s up to all of us to keep the Life Force strong.
LET’S DO IT DUDES!!
The Food Dudes programme is managed by Bord Bia and receives financial support from the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine and the European Union through the School Fruit Scheme.
Find out more at www.fooddudes.ie