All of the classes in the school are currently participating in the Food Dudes healthy eating programme. It works by changing children’s attitudes towards healthy eating, allowing them to cultivate a liking for fresh fruit and vegetables. Built and developed on three pillars of scientific merit, (1) repeated tastings, (2) rewards and (3) role modelling, Food Dudes has proven itself as an effective evidence-based school-based healthy eating programme. The pupils in the junior classes are taking part in Phase One which is a 16-day school-based intervention with repeated tastings of fruit and vegetables. The pupils in the senior classes will receive repeated tastings of fruit and vegetables over an 8-day period.
Thomastown National School