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Food Dudes interactive stories help toddlers get active for life

Bangor University’s research on behaviour change led by the late Professor Fergus Lowe and Professor Pauline Horne has led to the creation of the highly effective Food Dudes Behavioural Change System to improve children’s health and wellbeing. The award-winning System uses the key behavioural principles of role modelling, rewards and repeated tasting to help children aged 2 – 11 years to enjoy eating fruit and vegetables and change their diets for life. The System has been trialled internationally and in 2012 its success led to the creation of a successful spin-out social enterprise company called Food Dudes Health.

Publication date: 2 December 2014

Food Dudes win international acclaim

Dr Pauline Horne and Professor Fergus Lowe of Bangor University have been presented with an award for their pioneering work on childhood obesity in front of an audience of 4,000 academics from many different countries, at a conference held in Seattle recently.

Publication date: 11 June 2012

George Osborne Meets the Food Dudes

Primary School pupils following a healthy eating project run by a Bangor University ‘spin-out’ social enterprise, met with UK Chancellor George Osbourne MP recently.

The children at St Vincent’s RC Primary school in Knutsford, Cheshire are following a new pilot programme of the Food Dudes project which is designed to improve healthy eating amongst children.

Publication date: 20 December 2013

Healthy eating for Denbighshire special schools

Denbighshire Council has become the first Council in Wales to pilot the successful and innovative Food Dudes healthy eating programme. The programme was launched in January in two Special Schools, Ysgol Tir Morfa in Rhyl and Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn in Denbigh, where it has been really well received by the staff, parents, and children.

Publication date: 21 August 2014

Helping the children and adults in Bosnia and Herzegovina to eat better and move more

Dr Mihela Erjavec from the Centre for Activity and Eating Research (CAER) at the School of Psychology had been invited to take part in the ‘Reducing Health Risks in Bosnia and Herzegovina Project’ led by the World Bank.

Publication date: 31 March 2017

Young Food Dudes Lead the Way for Healthy Nurseries

An exciting new programme to establish good eating habits in very young children received the top Health Research Award from LARIA (Local Authorities Research Intelligence Association), at an awards ceremony in Manchester University.

Publication date: 17 September 2013