Fyffes ‘Fruitmobile’ celebrates National Banana Day at Pavilion SC, Swords

by Rose Barrett
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Lots of shoppers enjoyed a delicious – and nutritious smoothie – courtesy of Fyffes at their ‘Fruitmobile’ on site at the Pavilion Shopping Centre, Swords last week.

Two-years old Henry Hazballa, from Swords, enjoying a fresh smoothie at Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre.

Its presence formed part of a week-long schedule of activities by the Irish fruit importer in support of National Banana Day, which took place on April 19 last.

CLONSHAUGH FRUIT FANS… One-year old Bodie Bailey and dad Stephen taking a selfie at Fyffes Fruit machine at Swords Pavilion SC

Now in its seventh year, the initiative was devised to combat obesity by encouraging healthy eating and an active lifestyle, especially amongst young and growing children.

Eleven-years old Alisa Macari, from Donabate, pictured stopping by the Fyffes Fruitmobile’to enjoy a delicious smoothie at Swords
Two-years old Liam Rochford, from Swords at last week’s National Banana Day celebrations in Swords.

National Banana Day first appeared in Ireland in 2017. It is promoted by Fyffes, a company that imports fruit and fresh produce, and has been promoted by other fruit companies such as Dole Food Company and Chiquita Brands International acknowledged.

Six-years old Conor Walsh, from Raheny at the Fyffes juice stand in Swords last week.

The first National Banana Day was celebrated in the United States in 2019, as a way to recognize the importance of bananas in our daily lives. Since then, the day has celebrated globally as a way to promote awareness about the health benefits and versatility of the nutritious but noble banana!

Double Take! Above Twin sisters Penny and Florence Bates (age 1, from Portmarnock)
and below, sisters Cheria (4) and Celina (3) Lang from Swords

Feature photo above shoe three-years old Alannah Hoey, from Whitehall, pictured at the Fyffes ‘Fruitmobile’ and enjoying a tasty smoothie at the popular Pavilion Shopping Centre.

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