PHA’s First-Ever Partnership with an Animated Series Emphasizes Nutrition Education and Healthy Eating Choices for Kids
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 13, 2014) – In the first-ever agreement between the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and an animated series, the action-packed, adventure-fueled NUTRI VENTRES: THE QUEST FOR THE 7 KINGDOMS will be made available for free to all U.S. public school systems in a commitment announced today.
Nearly 60,000 elementary schools nationwide will have free access to 29 episodes from NUTRI VENTURES ’first three seasons, along with more than 200 additional pieces of educational material produced by Nutri Ventures Corp. NUTRI VENTURES characters will also be available to public school systems to help promote education.
Today’s commitment, announced during PHA’s Building a Healthier Future Summit in the nation’s capital, brings NUTRI VENTURES to millions of elementary-school-aged children. The program, which made its U.S. debut in January exclusively on Hulu Kids, has already become one of the most popular children’s series on that digital-television platform.
“Nutrition and obesity are among the most urgent concerns for parents, educators and for children themselves,” said Rui Lima Miranda, co-founder and managing partner of Nutri Ventures Corp., and producer of NUTRI VENTURES: THE QUEST FOR THE 7 KINGDOMS. “We are very proud to enter into a long-term relationship with the Partnership for a Healthier America.”
Lawrence Soler, CEO of Partnership for a Healthier America, added, “Nutri Ventures is an important partner for PHA because it brings key health messages to kids in a way that is engaging and authentic.”
Under the agreement, Nutri Ventures Corp. will also donate to PHA a percentage of net profits from sales of licensed products in the U.S., which will help PHA strengthen and expand its nutrition-education programs.
In addition to the partnership announced today with PHA, Nutri Ventures Corp. works with ministries of education and health institutions in more than 23 countries internationally, as well as with the World Health Organization, which helps make NUTRI VENTURES episodes available to education systems around the world.
NUTRI VENTURES: THE QUEST FOR THE 7 KINGDOMS follows the daring journey of heroic Theo, Lena, Ben and Little Nina, who have never known food – only Genex 100, the synthetic creation of the nefarious and ultra-rich Alex Grand. But Theo learns the truth about real food and its importance, and sets off on a quest to discover
seven kingdoms where real food remains and bring nutrition back to their world. As they journey, Theo, Lena, Ben and Little Nina – accompanied by their adorable furry friend Guga – gain Nutri-Powers , the benefit of food exaggerated as a super power, and band together to rescue the seven kingdoms and defeat Alex Grand.
All 29 episodes of NUTRI VENTURES: THE QUEST FOR THE 7 KINGDOMS, as well as music videos and other digital features, can be found on Hulu at http://www.hulu.com/nutri-ventures. Eleven episodes are available for free, with additional episodes available to consumers on Hulu Plus.
Nutri Ventures Corp. is a member of the EACCNY.