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Eat them to defeat them



Walkley Primary School will be joining force with ITV and Veg Power to support the campaign to encourage children to eat more vegetables.


The initiative found that ‘80% of children don’t eat enough vegetables. Over 1 million children took part last year and more than half of their parents say that the children ate more vegetables as a result. Even 35% of parents with fussy eaters, who eat next to no vegetables, said their children ate more vegetables thanks to Eat Them to Defeat Them (ETTDT).


In school, each week we will have a ‘Veg of the week’ for children to try during Friday lunchtimes and everyone who gives it a go will receive a ETTDT sticker. This week, our veg of the week will be Broccoli. Each child will receive a mission pack to take home, which includes a reward chart and extra stickers to encourage them to eat more vegetables at home.


The ETTDT website: ( and Simply Veg website ( is full of tips, advice, meals plans/recipes and fun things for the children to do. We would love to see some photos of any meals the children create at home from the ETTDT website and they could feature in our newsletter. These can be sent to