Pass the Plate
|Pass the Plate|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||21 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Brenda Song|
|Running time||2 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Riverstreet Productions|
|Distributor||Disney–ABC Domestic Television|
|Original network||Disney Channel|
|Original release||October 22, 2007– November 8, 2014|
Pass the Plate was a multicultural short-form series filmed in ten countries that is produced by Riverstreet Productions in association with Disney Channel. Hosted by The Suite Life on Deck's Brenda Song, the first season of the series included various other Disney Channel performers from all around the world. Season 2, which debuted on November 1, 2013, was hosted by Jessie and Diary of a Wimpy Kid's Peyton List and Karan Brar. The third season, also hosted by List and Brar, premiered in its entirety on November 8, 2014.
Rotating on-air each day, Pass the Plate "aims to inspire kids and preteens to lead a healthier lifestyle by sharing cultural and historical facts about food and cooking, while giving emphasis to kids assisting in the preparation of their own meal." Each of the segments focuses on the exposition, preparation and health benefits of one food item – mangoes, rice, fish, tomatoes, bananas, grains, vegetables, fruits, and spinach - and takes viewers across the globe on a tour of how these foods are enjoyed by kids and families in each country.
"We want our programming to reflect and recognize that everyone shares a responsibility to encourage kids and families to adopt healthy lifestyles. Our ongoing healthy kids initiatives...and especially Pass the Plate...represent our global team's effort to both inform and empower our viewers, showing them how kids just like them around the world enjoy and benefit from healthy foods", Disney Channel's Worldwide President Rich Ross said in a statement.
Culinary educator David Glickman is a consultant to the Pass the Plate series.
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Season 1 (2007–10)
- Episode 1: "Rice"
- Episode 2: "Tomato"
- Episode 3: "Spinach"
- Episode 4: "Fish"
- Episode 5: "Banana"
- Episode 6: "Mango"
- Episode 7: "Fish 2"
- Episode 8: "Vegetables"
- Episode 9: "Grains"
- Episode 10: "Fruits"
Season 2 (2013)
- Episode 11: "Cheesemaking"
- Episode 12: "Urban Farming"
- Episode 13: "Gluten-free Grains"
- Episode 14: "Urban Beekeeping"
- Episode 15: "Aquaponics"
- Episode 16: "Slide Ranch"
Season 3 (2014)
- Episode 17: "Greenhouse on Wheels"
- Episode 18: "Rooftop Farming"
- Episode 19: "Shellfish Farming"
- Episode 20: "Popcorn Farming"
- Episode 21: "Pickling"
The show aired on Disney Channel UK in November 2011. Hosted by Gregg Sulkin, Brad Kavanagh, Sydney White, and Amy Wren, it visited the world to find out about what they eat, like China for noodles, or India for curry. There were also tips on healthy eating.
Disney Consumer Products in the United Kingdom announced a deal with Tesco in 2007 to launch a line of branded food products featuring Disney characters. All the items would conform to nutritional guidelines and limits.
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