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Pass the Plate
BrendaSongPassThePlate
Brenda Song
Starring Brenda Song
Country of origin Flag of the United States.svg
Language(s) English
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive
producer(s)
Brenda Song
Danny Kallis
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 3 - 5 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
First aired 2007
External links
Official website


Pass the Plate is a multicultural series produced in ten countries in association with Disney Channel. [1] Hosted by Disney Channel's Brenda Song, the series includes various other Disney Channel performers from all around the world.[2][3]

Summary

Rotating on-air each day, Pass the Plate is a multicultural series that is produced in association with Disney Channels in 10 countries and is presented in multiple languages with subtitles. It aims to inspire kids and preteens to lead a healthier lifestyle by sharing cultural and historical facts about food and cooking, while giving emphasis to kids assisting in the preparation of their own meal.

"We want our programming to reflect and recognize that everyone shares a responsibility to encourage kids and families to adopt healthy lifestyles. Our ongoing healthy kids initiatives…and especially Pass the Plate…represent our global team's effort to both inform and empower our viewers, showing them how kids just like them around the world enjoy and benefit from healthy foods," Disney Channel's Worldwide President Rich Ross said in a statement.[4]

Each of the six segments focuses on the exposition, preparation and health benefits of one food item – mangoes, rice, fish, tomatoes, bananas and spinach - and takes viewers across the globe on a tour of how these foods are enjoyed by kids and families in each country. Family recipe examples are a Mango, Spinach and Chicken Salad from the U.S., Sliced Mango on a Stick from Mexico, a Mango Lassi from India, a Beef Mango Stir Fry From China and a Fruity Icy Pole from Australia.

Production

Culinary educator David Glickman, who helps people of all ages overcome fears and frustrations in the kitchen by teaching them about food preparation, is a consultant to the Pass the Plate series. Pass the Plate is produced by Riverstreet Productions.

Disney Channel, Toon Disney and ABC Kids employ programming guidelines to model behavior that demonstrates good nutrition and physical activity. These guidelines help inform every type of programming including animation, live-action, short form programming interstitials, and original movies. At least one episode of each series currently in production centers on a healthy lifestyle theme. Episodes of Hannah Montana, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and That's So Raven and over 100 interstitials have been dedicated to encouraging healthier lifestyles.[5]

Cast

Disney Channel globe stars

Episodes

  • Episode 1: Rice
  • Episode 2: Tomato
  • Episode 3: Spinach
  • Episode 4: Fish
  • Episode 5: Banana
  • Episode 6: Mango
  • Episode 7: Fish 2
  • Episode 8: Vegetables
  • Episode 9: Grains
  • Episode 10: Fruits

Merchandise

Disney Consumer Products in the United Kingdom announces deal with Tesco to launch a line of branded food products featuring Disney actors. All items will conform to specific nutritional guidelines that place limits on calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar and sodium. None of the products will contain artificial flavours, artificial colours or added trans fats. Dan Dossa, director of Disney Consumer Products, food, health & beauty UK, said: "Disney Consumer Products is committed to giving parents food choices they can approve of, while at the same time exciting their kids.

The first products in the range, will include fresh fruit, such as apples, pears and bananas. Other products, including yoghurts, breakfast cereals, fruit juices, bakery items and milk, are due for release next January.

Tesco marks an important milestone for our growing UK food business and we are delighted to work with the UK's leading retailer to make it easier for parents to get their kids to consume a more balanced diet."[6]

References

Official site

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