The Food Dudes Healthy Eating programme is currently running in the school. It involves the provision of a wide range of fruit and vegetables every day to encourage the pupils to eat more fruit and vegetables on a daily basis.
Pupils in the junior and middle rooms have been participating in Phase 1 of the programme for the past 8 days and have eaten grapes and carrots, bananas and peppers, oranges and cucumbers, apples and mangetout. Pupils in the senior room are beginning phase 1 today.
By eating their daily portions of fruit and vegetables pupils earn rewards such as stickers, pedometers, pencils, cups and drinking bottles. Pupils in the junior and middle rooms are reminded to continue to fill in their daily diary at home and bring them back to school on the last day of phase one.
Phase 1 ends on Wednesday May 24th for all classes. On this day each pupil will receive a special surprise that will help them participate in Phase 2 which begins the next day.
During Phase 2 pupils are encouraged to bring fruit and vegetables from home as part of their lunch. Certificates can be earned by individual pupils during phase 2. Any rewards missed during phase 1 can also be earned during phase 2. There is no end date for phase 2 and it will continue in the school indefinitely.
For more information on the programme please visit www.fooddudes.ie