MPB TO EXPAND “ED SAID” PROGRAM PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING

By admin
May 13, 2013

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) recently released new on-line features of the popular children’s health program, “Ed Said.” Children and their caregivers will now be able to find “Ed Said” via a new web app and a weekly blog.

The project is a part of Ed’s existing online world of “edutainment,” teaching MPB’s youngest fans that being healthy can be fun.

“These additions to an already phenomenal program have been in the works since ‘Ed Said’ was first created here at MPB,” said MPB Executive Director Ronnie Agnew. “MPB has always been on the cutting edge of technology, and it’s through these advances that Ed can continue to interact with viewers young and young at heart.”

The ‘Ed Said’ web app will include interactive, kid-friendly games centered on Ed’s healthy eating message. Formatted specifically for tablets and smartphones, the app includes an interactive quiz, mazes and coloring sheets as well as Ed’s music videos and information on fruits and vegetables. As children play Ed’s games and watch his videos, they can earn trophies that they can print later. The app is available at EdSaid.org and works on most mobile platforms including Android and iOS devices.

Ed Said’s blog will include weekly posts featuring healthy recipes, activities and new videos for children and parents alike. Recipes are kid-approved, and parents and teachers will be able to access new worksheets and coloring sheets for children in addition to the “Ed Said” classroom curriculum already on Ed’s website. The blog can be found at blog.edsaid.org.

Keep up with Ed on Facebook and visit EdSaid.org for more information.

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