Operation Lunch Line comes to the Foundation

Performance will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27
Nov. 27, 2012 @ 01:06 PM

Students will learn all about good nutrition during a special 3D show coming to The Foundation this week.

According to a press release, Kid Power's Operation Lunch Line 3D is a highly interactive, one-hour musical show, designed to help children in grades kindergarten through sixth learn the value of good nutrition and exercise.

Using spectacular visual effects in 3D, the audience joins Kid Power on an amazing journey inside the human body of a boy names Max, who feels lousy because he doesn't eat or move properly.

"The kids put on 3D glasses when they come in and the main character, Kid Power, takes them on a journey through the body. They get to learn how their activity and food changes the way they feel," said Jared McEntire, marketing and programming associate at the Foundation. "It does a good job with promoting good nutrition and an active lifestyle."

Through audience participation the kids not only educate and motivate Max, but in doing so, learn they too are special, filled with all the "Kid Power" needed to develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to feel great by balancing food and movement.

"The 3D adds a wow factor to the show that the kids can get excited about. A lot of them are acclimated to seeing theater, which is a great thing, but anytime you add something that pushes a performance over the edge, kids really take that message to heart and get involved with it in a different way than they normally would," McEntire said.

According to Kid Power's website, Operation Lunch Line is designed to teach kids how to feel great by balancing food and movement, to teach kids how their bodies work in relationship to calories, to empower kids to make health-enhancing choices in all areas of their lives and to help kids attain competencies related to national education standards.

The show also provides a lesson plan for teachers who bring their classes.

"Most of our kid shows come with a lesson plan for teachers. It is a great way for them to integrate the topic into their curriculum before the show so that the kids can get an idea about things. They can also follow up with more activities after the performance," McEntire said.

He has been extremely happy with the response to the show.

"We have almost 800 kids coming on Wednesday. We are so happy with the response. In general the performing arts everywhere are suffering right now, so having kids come in to a cool performance like this one is a great way for us to get them in the theater and enjoy live entertainment and also a good way for us to present a new topic," McEntire said. "Up until now, we have only been doing historical figures and literary works. Health and nutrition is a new topic. Hopefully we can bring it into our children's programming."

Some general admission tickets are still available. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or prior to the show at the box office.

"It is a fantastic program. It is something that the kids can get into it," McEntire said. "They get so involved with this program. It keeps them on the edge of their seats, and covers an important topic."

The performance will be at the Foundation on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m.

For more information about the program, you can visit www.kidpowerprograms.com. If you would like to purchase tickets you can call the box office at 828-286-9990.