There are two levels of participation in the programme within the school; for junior classes and senior classes.
Children in Junior Classes (Junior Infants - 2nd Class) will receive a portion of fruit and vegetables in school each day for the next 16 days. Vegetable portions will include mangetout, cucumber, sweet peppers and carrots. Fruit portions will include apple, mandarins, bananas and grapes. Children will receive stickers and small rewards for participation
Children in senior classes will participate in four tasting days where they will taste a different fruit and vegetable on each occasion (same as Junior). They will also receive stickers and small rewards for participation
Phase 2 of the Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme will commence after the 16 day period and encourages children to bring in fruit and vegetables from home as part of their daily diet.
Further information will follow on this