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Modeling Puppet Behavior

by Diane Lofshult on Apr 01, 2007

The Mattel Corporation has found a new avenue for teaching kids about proper nutrition. The company’s Mattel Children’s Foundation recently allocated $15,000 to a Florida-based traveling puppet show to teach the state’s elementary-school children the fundamentals of healthy eating and regular exercise. Orlando’s Michelee Puppets Inc., a nonprofit organization, uses challenges, laughter and audience participation during its show, known as Extreme Health Challenge. The puppet show is expected to reach 120 Florida schools this school year.


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Diane Lofshult

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Diane Lofshult is an award-winning freelance author who specializes in nutrition and weight management topics. She is the founder of In Other Words, an editorial consulting firm based in Solana Beach, California. Reach her at