Parents' Guide to

Nutri Ventures

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Food-themed adventure series promotes healthy eating habits.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 13+

Not for children

When the fraises "you are not as stupid as you look!" and "You skinny weak idiots" are used in any cartoon or show means children are being taught that it is ok to speak to people this way and also accept for others to speak to them this way.
age 7+

Amazing

It is really good. It spreads positive messages about nutrition and is very fun to watch.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This series takes the arguably mundane topic of food pyramids and plate ratios and imbeds it in an engrossing adventure that will captivate kids. Theo and his friends face a smorgasbord of dangers and villains as they travel from one Food Kingdom to the next, from oppressive slave drivers who take the cream of the crop for themselves to the cunning Candyman, who uses sugar to dull the senses of everyone around him. All the while the kids must outsmart Alex Grand and his forces, who face certain upheaval if Theo achieves his goal and empowers Grandland's population with the health benefits -- called "Nutri-powers" -- of well-rounded nutrition.

Kids will have so much fun watching the characters' adventures that they won't realize they're learning at the same time, but it's impossible not to absorb much of what the show teaches about food groups and their specific contributions to overall good health. Even so, there's much more to Nutri Ventures than just nutritional tips. Theo and his friends are excellent models of courage and teamwork, and they respect the advice of their older, wiser mentors. What's more, even though there's a lot of levity to the show's content, the ongoing struggle against oppressive injustice wrought by a group's control over a food supply is a serious theme that's revisited time and again.

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