Food Dudes Fun at Home

Welcome to Food Dudes Fun at Home!

As schools are now closed for the summer, we would like to thank all of the schools, teachers and pupils that have taken part in the Food Dudes programme over the past two years. We are looking forward to working together again soon when it is safe and feasible to do so. We hope that our new online resources prove useful and fun for pupils to continue learning about healthy eating while at home. 

We have games, worksheets and videos for parents to
download for primary school children of all ages to make learning about fruit,
vegetables and healthy eating interesting and enjoyable. 

From all at the Food Dudes Team, we would like to wish you a safe and relaxing Summer! 

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Food Dudes Fun Activities

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Taste & Try

Do you know that our taste buds can develop over time? As children, we can train our taste buds by exposing them to different foods. Over time we develop liking for certain healthy foods. This way we can expand our palette and add many new foods to our diet. If we introduce a healthy diet, full of delicious fruit and vegetables from an early age we can develop our taste buds to like many different nutritious foods as we grow older.

There is lots of evidence to show that the more we taste a food, the more we learn to like it. It can range from from just a few tastes of a food, to 15 or more tries to learn to like something. It ranges per individual child and it also depends on the type of food. That is why the Food Dudes programme gives every child an opportunity to try a new fruit and vegetable at least 4 times, over the course of the Food Dudes programme. This ensures that everyone gets the opportunity to learn to like new varieties of fruits and vegetables.

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