Food Dudes

Food Dudes is Ireland's national healthy eating programme for primary schools.

It works by positively changing children's attitudes towards eating fresh fruit and vegetables. This is achieved by combining three key elements - repeated tasting, rewards and role modelling - on a recurring 4-year cycle.


Year groups are split into Junior, Intermediate and Senior, with specific approaches for each group. Junior materials are designed for Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class. Intermediate materials are designed for 2nd,3rd, and 4th classes. Senior materials are designed for 5th and 6th Classes