Phone: 1-800-FOODPLAY or 1-800-366-3752
For grades: K-5
Fees for live visit: *Discounts available for block booking* Program costs vary, depending on the package. Contact us for a quote or for a free information packet.
Funding: We are approved for use with a number of school grants, including BOCES, Cultural Arts, Comprehensive Health Education, Tobacco and Substance Abuse Prevention, Safe and Drug Free Schools, Healthy Choices, Enhanced School Nurse Program, and the USDA's TEAM Nutrition, School Breakfast and After School Program Grants along with many others. We also offer a free funding packet to help schools find local sponsors for FOODPLAY and THIS IS YOUR LIFE! programs.
Nutrition and Health Assembly »
FoodPlay programs are a must-see for every student and teacher across the country! A fabulous, fun, effective health education program with self-esteem, critical decision, and choice at its core! --- Ruth Palumbo, MS., R.D., Director, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Massachusetts Department of Pubic Health
FOODPLAY For Elementary Schools: Our Emmy Award-winning theater show features fantastic feats of juggling, captivating characters, motivating health messages, music, magic, and audience participation to help kids take charge of growing up healthy, happy, and fit. We use the best of live theater to motivate kids to say YES! to healthy eating and exercise habits, seeing through media messages, and building self-esteem from the inside out. Our fast-paced, information-packed show keeps kids laughing so hard they don't realize how much they're learning! Comes complete with an extensive Follow-Up School Resource Kit which complements school curricula with easy-to-use, professionally designed materials for students, teachers, school staff, parents, and the press.
FoodPlay's programs are created by nutritionist, Barbara Storper, M.S., R.D., a leader in the field of children's nutrition and recipient of a host of awards including an Emmy Award for "Best Children and Youth TV Special" and "Outstanding Nutrition Educator in the Country." Performed by outstanding actors who speak to children and adolescents in their own language, FoodPlay's programs have received the highest ratings from schools and conferences throughout the country for their success in empowering children with the skills they need to make their choices healthy ones.
Originally sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, Center for Disease Control, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, FoodPlay's programs have reached over two million schoolchildren across the country to rave reviews and have been widely featured on national TV and press. All FoodPlay programs have been highly evaluated by State Departments of Education and demonstrate outstanding success in improving the health knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of today's schoolchildren.
FoodPlay Productions is located in western Massachusetts, but we tour nationally!