Throughout the show, the benefits of eating different fruit and vegetables, grains, seeds and water (hydration) are revealed to the young audience. The selection of items has been carefully made to ensure there is a balance between familiar and less familiar foods, more and less expensive items, and fruit and vegetables.
Information focuses on one or two key attributes of each item, and is conveyed in a musical, visual, symbolic or interactive way, so as to facilitate recall. The attributes have been chosen to ensure children are receiving information about the key nutrients necessary for growth and development of primary age children, across a range of bodily functions and systems that ultimately lead to healthy bones, muscles, heart, brain, blood, eyes and skin.
Information is repeated throughout the show to aid reinforcement. All the nutritional information in the show and props has been reviewed by a qualified nutritional therapist (the lovely Emily Fawell DipION, www.4wellpeople.co.uk).
“The Key Stage 1 children at Grange Primary School thoroughly enjoyed the acting in the show and the educational aspects are presented in a humorous way that children can relate to. We would like to wish I Know Why It’s Yum, Mum! lots of success with their imaginative project.”Karen Merison, Deputy Head, Grange Primary School, Ealing