Scoil Chill Ruadhain is a Healthy Eating School and we are currently taking part in the Food Dudes healthy eating initiative.
Food Dudes is a programme developed by the University of Wales, Bangor, to encourage children to eat more frit and vegetables both in school and at home. It is based on positive role models (the Food Dudes characters), repeated tastings of fruit and vegetables and rewards. In large-scale studies in schools in England and in Wales and pilot studies in schools in Ireland, the programme has been shown to be effective and the results long lasting. It is ultimately designed to enable children to enjoy healthy diets, and to create healthy eating culture within schools.
You can learn more about the Food Dudes programme here.
As you can see below, we are greatly enjoying the Food Dudes!