Research and beyond
Food Dudes Evidence Base
Horne, P. J., Tapper, K., Lowe, C. F., Hardman, C. A., Jackson, M. C., & Woolner, J. (2004). Increasing children's fruit and vegetable consumption: a peer-modelling and rewards-based intervention. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 58(12), 1649.
Lowe, C. F., Horne, P. J., Tapper, K., Bowdery, M., & Egerton, C. (2004). Effects of a peer modelling and rewards-based intervention to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in children. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 58(3), 510.
Horne, P. J., Hardman, C. A., Lowe, C. F., Tapper, K., Le Noury, J., Madden, P. & Doody, M. (2009). Increasing parental provision and children's consumption of lunchbox fruit and vegetables in Ireland: the Food Dudes intervention. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 63(5), 613.
Greenhalgh, J., Dowey, A. J., Horne, P. J., Lowe, C. F., Griffiths, J. H., & Whitaker, C. J. (2009). Positive-and negative peer modelling effects on young children's consumption of novel blue foods. Appetite, 52(3), 646-653.
Horne, P. J., Greenhalgh, J., Erjavec, M., Lowe, C. F., Viktor, S., & Whitaker, C. J. (2011). Increasing pre-school children's consumption of fruit and vegetables. A modelling and rewards intervention. Appetite, 56(2), 375-385.
Wengreen, H. J., Madden, G. J., Aguilar, S. S., Smits, R. R., & Jones, B. A. (2013). Incentivizing children's fruit and vegetable consumption: results of a United States pilot study of the Food Dudes Program. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 45(1), 54-59.
Laureati, M., Bergamaschi, V., & Pagliarini, E. (2014). School-based intervention with children. Peer- modeling, reward and repeated exposure reduce food neophobia and increase liking of fruits and vegetables. Appetite, 83, 26-32.
Presti, G., Cau, S., Oppo, A., & Moderato, P. (2015). Increased classroom consumption of home-provided fruits and vegetables for Normal and overweight children: results of the food dudes program in Italy. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 47(4), 338-344.
Morrill, B. A., Madden, G. J., Wengreen, H. J., Fargo, J. D., & Aguilar, S. S. (2016). A randomized controlled trial of the Food Dudes program: tangible rewards are more effective than social rewards for increasing short-and long-term fruit and vegetable consumption. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 116(4), 618-629.
Other research publications on children's Fruit and Vegetable Consumption:
Epstein, L. H., Gordy, C. C., Raynor, H. A., Beddome, M., Kilanowski, C. K., & Paluch, R. (2001). Increasing fruit and vegetable intake and decreasing fat and sugar intake in families at risk for childhood obesity. Obesity Research, 9(3), 171-178.
Vernarelli, J. A., Mitchell, D. C., Hartman, T. J., & Rolls, B. J. (2011). Dietary energy density is associated with body weight status and vegetable intake in US children. The Journal of Nutrition, 141(12), 2204-2210.