Programme Overview – ‘Food Dudes Full Force’ (Y1) Parental and family involvement Days 1-16 All Year Intensive Phase Rewards Tasting Movies Dining Room Experience Parental and family involvement Maintenance Phase Competitions
Choice Architecture: FD Dining Experience Food Dudes Branding Reward System F&V Presentation Staff Prompts Visual CuesFood Dudes MenuPositioningPortion Control Healthy Choice ‘Nudges’ Staff Modelling Card Reward System Monitoring & Evaluation Aligned to School Food PlanAligned to School Food Plan
Home Consumption of F&V POST Food Dudes ChildrenChildrenParentsParents
Awards World Heath Organization Best Practice Award for Counteracting Obesity Public Health Excellence Awards, West Midlands Partnerships Chief Medical Officer’s Gold Medal Award Combating Obesity Local Authority Catering Award Most Innovative Concept Local Authorities Research + Intelligence Association Best Use of Health Research
Outcomes Large and long-lasting improvements in diet Biggest effects with poorest eaters Benefits whole family Starts early – from Nursery onwards Inclusive- children of all abilities
London Schools Study: Preventing Health Inequalities 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% Fruit Vegetables BeforeAfter 4 months 11% 7% 48% 7% 50% 4% 2% 48% 5% Before After 4 months Control School Food Dudes School % consumed Horne et al. (2004) Increasing children's fruit and vegetable consumption: a peer-modelling and rewards-based intervention. Eur. J. Clin. Nutr. 58, p1649-1660.
Parental Endorsement “It would be beneficial for the health of children if Food Dudes were introduced into all primary schools.
Health Benefits of Eating F&V Protect against many cancers Reduces risk of coronary heart diseaseHelps prevent Type 2 diabetes Helps prevent asthmaHelps prevent obesity