‘When they make it, they eat it’: teaching kids nutrition with Funny Food

 

As a professional jazz guitarist and artist, improvising with food comes naturally to Bill Wurtzel. But he never imagined that when he began making artistic breakfasts for his wife Claire more than 50 years ago, the two would travel the globe inspiring kids to make healthy food choices with Funny Food Art. From Jazz at the Lincoln Center, where Bill has presented his comically nutritious creations to musical accompaniment, to performances in Israel and Sweden, and countless workshops in the U.S., he and Claire, a longtime special needs educator, have been making healthy eating imaginative and joyful. FFA-Piners

In their workshops, Bill creates his cute and clever dishes, while Claire explains the benefits of each ingredient.

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