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Milkshake! to tackle healthy eating with new shows

Published on: 8th March 2018

Shane the Chef and Milkshake! Monkey Bananas About Food aim to teach children about healthy eating and cooking. 

Channel 5 Milkshake! launches two new shows and short-form digital content embracing the healthier family lifestyle trend. Shane the Chef, voiced by Being Human star Russell Tovey, follows the food adventures of chef and single dad Shane, and his young daughter Izzy (played by newcomer Harriet Lamb). This will be broadcast alongside Milkshake! Monkey Bananas About Food, a new series exploring where food comes from on weekday mornings at 7.20am, starting Monday 2nd April.

Supported by the British Dietetic Association, Shane the Chef is a 52 x 11’ pre-school animation series produced by Hoho Entertainment. Created by Andrew Wildman and Simon Jowett, Shane the Chef aims to enthuse young children and carers with a love of fresh, healthy food and cooking. It is the first ever animated UK commission to focus on healthy eating for kids.

In Milkshake! Monkey Bananas About Food the Milkshake! Monkey and presenter Kemi Majeks explore where the nation’s food comes from. In the 10 x 5’ series, a journey from field and farm to classroom and family tea time will show how food can be used to create some fun and tasty creations.

Pre-schoolers and families will be able to further immerse themselves in the world of Shane the Chef and Milkshake Monkey through a range of activities on digital platforms including tips on how to prepare food and cook recipes from the shows in an age appropriate way. Weebl has been commissioned to create 45 second music videos on healthy food items tied to Bananas About Food, which will run on the Milkshake! website and YouTube channels.

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