More good news on the keep-em-happy-without-feeling-guilty front: PBS, the icon of educational fun, is delving into the web in a much bigger way than ever. Fire up the internet!
PBS’ new online-only show, Fizzy’s Lunch Lab, is the most fun (and least irritatingly earnest) way for kids to learn about healthy eating I’ve seen. Animated Professor Fizzy, a scatterbrained kitchen scientist, squares off against his greasy nemesis, Fast Food Freddie, and shows kids what’s really in their food. He’s helped by Sully the Cell (a taxi driver through your anatomy) and amusing kitchen helpers—together, they make whole wheat pizza seem like a triumph, not a sacrifice.
Your kids can watch webisodes and other videos, play games, learn fun facts (a lemon has more sugar than a strawberry! Who knew?), and more. (Don’t miss the super-easy recipes!) This is definitely a site to bookmark.