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Welcome to the Healthy Heroes Lunch Club!

This is a schools-based programme that is typically run during the spring & summer terms to help to foster a sense of leadership, teamwork and communication skills, to encourage children to choose healthy lunch options, to educate them about nutrition and to boost their activity levels during the school day, all whilst having lots of fun.



Over 900 schools across the country signed up to participate in this year’s programme. With schools closed for the present, we’re making the programme materials available for parents and guardians who may be looking for simple, fun ways to keep children occupied and learning.

Heathy Heroes follows a peer teaching model where older children (usually 5th and 6th classes) mentor younger pupils on nutrition and the importance of being active. It includes suggestions for various healthy lunches (our lunch of the month) along with lots of simple physical activities. While designed originally to be used in the classroom, all materials and activities are simple and easy to adapt for children of all ages in the home and there are also activities where older children could mentor their younger brothers or sisters.

Since the programme began in 2014, over 1,500 schools nationwide have taken part in the Healthy Heroes Lunch Club. Feedback from teachers informed us that pupils didn’t just benefit by learning about nutrition and being more active during lunchtime, they also learned to work together, grew in confidence, and developed leadership and communication skills.

We hope that you find these materials (see attachments below) helpful and beneficial too and if you have any questions please email us at info@healthyheroes.ie

School Registration Details 2020/2021

We will also be sharing details on how to register your school for next year’s programme on this page. Keep an eye out for further details in the coming months or send us an email at info@healthyheroes.ie if you are interested in participating in 2020/2021 or would like more information on the programme.

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