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Vegetable Circus Television Show!

The Vegetable Circus currently exists on both coasts of the United States, using circus arts to teach kids about proper eating, healthy activities & more through stage shows, workshops and after-school programs. With the help of Jamie Oliver and his production company, Fresh One, we propose that together we create a Vegetable Circus television program, that would include all our messages into a fun format that can quickly and effectively reach the masses.

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The television program would feature a cast of Vegetable Circologists and talented young children, in the form of a variety show akin to Sesame Street.

The cast would go off on an adventure to a new location every episode, where they would get to see a new circus skill in action, and then receive some basic lessons that the audience at home can perhaps follow-up on.

Mixed in each episode would be lessons on food facts and demonstrations of simple, money-saving recipes that kids can try at home as well (with parental assistance!)

Guest musicians would come every episode to share a song or two about food and healthy choices.

And finally, throughout their adventures, the kids would be learning continual lessons in self-esteem, conflict resolution, friendship and respect!

Age of kids. The solutions to changing kids’ eating behaviors will vary depending on their age. What works for a toddler won’t necessarily fly for a teenager, although we suspect some concepts might be appropriate for all ages—even adults! Which age bracket does your concept address (tick all relevant boxes)?

  • Pre-school (Tots) 2-4
  • Elementary (Kids) 5-10

Hurdles to success. Helping kids make smarter food choices comes with a variety of hurdles that have to be addressed in order for a design solution to be successful, which of these do you think that your Concept overcomes (tick all relevant boxes)?

  • Expense and Convenience
  • Peer Pressure
  • Lack of Knowledge

Evaluation results

4 evaluations so far

1. Food Knowledge - To what extent is this concept teaching people about food knowledge?

It's teaching people a great deal about food knowledge - 25%

It's teaching people a moderate deal about food knowledge - 25%

It's teaching people a little about food knowledge - 50%

It's not focused on food knowledge - 0%

2. Cooking - Is this concept focused on getting people to cook?

It's all about getting people to cook - 0%

It's moderately about getting people to cook - 50%

It's getting people to cook a little - 0%

It's not focused on cooking at all - 50%

3. Originality - How original is this idea?

This idea is extremely original - 0%

This idea is somewhat original - 25%

This idea has some originality about it - 50%

I have seen this idea before - 25%

4. Scalability - How scalable is this idea across communities and geographies?

This idea can be scaled across many communities and places - 0%

This idea can be scaled but needs some work - 50%

This idea will take a fair bit of work to scale - 50%

This idea cannot scale at all - 0%


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We live in a time where people eat food that hurts themselves. the Vegetable Circus wants to put an end to that. They make veggies cool. This would be a great TV show, hilarious, educational, It would be like sesame st. with Veggies!
Two thumbs up!

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Knowing how successful and professional the vegetable circus has been motivated the performance group I am in to also go the extra mile and also work with kids through performance while spreading a good message to kids. The veggie circus has done a lot for kids and a lot for spiral glyphics performance group in which I am in. Because of there help it is much easier to also pass good healthy knowledge to children through performance for us. The children are our future and I m very happy to have the vegetable circus on the for front.

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vegetables are awesome!!

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If you have some great songs to go along with the show you could repeat/reinforce the concepts in videos.

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Hey! It's the Vegetable Circus! I know you guys!

I also, think, totally unbiasedly, that this is an excellent idea. :-) Combining play, exercise, art, and healthy food into one awesome ball of media seems like a brilliant idea. It could be a web show, if nothing else, with traveling groups that visit schools, for more personal contact, as well.

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Given the other most popular concepts currently, I think the cooking & food elements of this show should be central; perhaps 2 full recipes demonstrated by kids per half hour, at least a third of the total content, with the age-relevant health benefits of the major ingredients explained, and some gardening instructions mixed in as well.

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This would be a great way to reach out and inspire communities. The Vegetable Circus is fun for the whole family and being on t.v. would be a great way to inspire the young and young at heart!

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What a great way to reach a lot more kids & get them excited about Fruits & Veggie's!
Awesome idea!

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There is SO much potential here...Jamie Oliver and The Vegetable Circus could do AMAZING things together on TV!