This week on The Children’s Hour we are joined by FoodPlay Productions. It is an Emmy Award-winning, nutrition education company that creates fun-fun-filled tools, resources, and programs to make nutrition come alive for children across the country.

FoodPlay’s shows, educational resources, and media campaigns have earned a host of national awards, outstanding evaluations, and rave reviews for their innovation and effectiveness in improving the nutrition and health habits of the nation’s youth.

FoodPlay Productions’ programs and resources have been created under sponsorship by the US Department of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, and Departments of Public Health and Education throughout the country.  They collaborate with school districts, government agencies, corporate partners, and community organizations to create customized programs that address the unique and diverse needs of population groups in order to trigger school-wide excitement, engaging stakeholders to work together to create healthy school environments with access to healthy food for all.

Join the Crew, DJ Kale, ToBe Fit the juggling magician, and  Barbara Storper, MS, RDN, who is the founder of FoodPlay. We play games with food trivia related to My Plate and much more.

Plus we are joined by Jon Ghahate, Museum Cultural Educator at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to teach us about indigenous American foods. What everyday foods came from the Western Hemisphere?

All this plus great music sure to make you hungry, and celebrate delicious nutritious food, glorious food, this week on The Children’s Hour.

Playing With Food Playlist

Eatin' WeedsFormidable VegetableGrow Do It03:112016 8 POUND GORILLA RECORDS
Ice CreamAshebaIn the Kid Zone02:312009 DAVID ASHEBA WILSON ,COV PROD
Junk FoodWookiefootBe Fearless and Play03:312009 Wookiefoot
LoopyBlue Dot SessionsThe Balloonist00:342018 Blue Dot Sessions
Eat My BreakfastSara HickmanHealthy Food for Thought01:362010 Healthy Food for Thought
I Love BaconThe SOKSThe Stuff Our Kids Say02:082021 Kids Say
Ain't Gonna Eat No Pigs No Mo'Ada C. WashingtonAunty K n'Em(tm) in Pigsburgh(tm)02:112006 Vada Inc.
We Are the Vegetables (Dickies and Vans Mix)Parry GrippWe Are the Vegetables - Single01:092021 Parry Gripp
Apple TreeJustin RobertsGreat Big Sun01:431997 Justin Roberts
The Star Inside the AppleEllis PaulEllis Paul-The Dragonfly Races00:542008 Blackwolf Records
Another DayKetsaGoodnight Sunlight00:27Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives
Don't Play With Your FoodJamboHootenanny02:092013 Steve Pierson
Planted CornJames BilagodySing for Me01:201999 Tom Bee / Soar
Homegrown TomatoesJay UngarRelax Your Mind03:502003 Angel Records
Potato SongCathy Fink & Marci MarxerBon Appetit01:37Rounder