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  'Food Dude' cartoon helps you eat veggies
Updated 17 March 2002, 11.37
The Food Dudes

There's no doubt about it, it's hard to eat your greens.

You know you should - but choc bars and burgers are so much more tempting.

Would bribes make you eat more healthy food? Vote here

So the latest way to get you munching your veggies is through a 21st century Popeye-style cartoon.


Less of these...
It's full of superheroes called Food Dudes.

Each has a favourite vegetable - Charlie eats carrots, Tom favours tomatoes, Raz likes raspberries and Rocco, believe it or not, loves his broccoli.

Super-strength

Fruit and vegetables give the four heroes the life force they need to save the world from General Junk and his army of vegetable-hating junk punks.


...and more of these
Kids eating habits changed dramatically when Popeye came out in the US years ago. He got his super-strength from spinach.

It seems it's working again. Schools where the cartoon's being shown say lunchtime sees loads more fruit and veg being eaten.

It started in just a few schools in Britain - but now it's spreading to more, so watch out for it soon!

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