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Pod Bites: Eat Them to Defeat Them

Season 9, Ep. 31

In this week's Pod Bites, Dan Parker, Chief Executive of Veg Power tells us about Eat Them to Defeat Them 2024, the TV advertising campaign to get kids eating more veg.

As the media campaign kicks off again on Feb 17th, the schools programme follows with 637,000 children across the UK in over 2,500 primary and special schools joining in classroom activities and tasting events to make vegetables fun.

Click here for more information on Eat Them to Defeat Them, and here for the Food Foundation Manifesto

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