As a follow-on to our Food Dudes programme in 2019/2020, Lusmagh N.S. took part in "Food Dudes Week" from February 14th- 18th 2022.The Food Dudes programme is a healthy eating initiative organised by Bord Bia. It encourages children to eat more fruit and vegetables. The Department of Health recommends that children and adults eat 5-7 portions of fruit and vegetables each day.
Each day from Monday to Thursday, we received a portion of fruit and vegetables to try out in school. We had apple slices, mandarin oranges, blueberries, cucumber, carrot batons and pepper slices. Unfortunately, due to Storm Eunice our driver couldn't deliver our fruit and vegetables on Friday but the response from the children was super on the other 4 days.
Most children ate all their portions and some even tried fruit and vegetables that they hadn't liked before! Well done everyone! Junior infants, senior infants and 1st class also received lovely new Food Dude lunchboxes so they can bring their own fruit and vegetables in from home from now on.
We look forward to having the healthiest children in County Offaly!