1417 Shunk St. Philadelphia, PA. 19145
Charles Bolno, DO
Family Practice Physician.
"Childhood obesity is an even higher risk for children in local schools due to the recent cuts in SNAP-Ed. Nutrition education is very important for children and the WC Gatchel & Friends Show travels to schools, daycares and libraries to spread the message of making healthy nutritional choices to children in a fun and entertaining way."
"I care about my constituent's health and nutrition and that is why I support WC Gatchel & Friends in their pursuit to entertain and inform."
Pennsylvania State Senator Larry Farnese
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Our approach to education in the WC Gatchel & Friends Show, it's simple: get the kids excited about making the right nutritional choices with laughter, magic, puppetry, and most importantly, interaction. “The King Who Had Issues,” a book written me Samuel Formica is brought to life during this live, interactive show and it touches on topics of healthy vegetables, fruits, breakfasts, lunches, soda, sugar and almost every single aspect of eating healthy, and he does it in a way that is fun and keeps the kids engaged laughing throughout the entire program. I get calls all the time telling me what an impact the show left on their children/students. Sometimes they say it's the only time their children has come home from school excited to talk about their day. Teachers tell me at lunchtime, the kids are already starting to make healthy choices - instead of the potato chips, they chose an apple. This is how we impact our children. The teachers who make learning fun are the most successful teachers on the planet and when kids have to sit in a classroom all day long and hear the same old blah blah blah it gets old. I know because I'm a father. I ask my son all the time, “How your day was in school and what was your favorite part?” and he'll say “recess.” That's a shame because the favorite part of the school should be learning and learning should be fun. According to Savage et al., “Health care providers and educators may utilize the power of laughter to improve health and enhance teaching and learning. This is an important consideration because teaching is not just about content: it is also about forming relationships and strengthening human connections.” (Adv Physiol Educ. 2017 Sep 1;41(3):341-347. doi: 10.1152/advan.00030.2017.) This is just one of the many examples about laughter and learning. There is something very powerful about laughter and learning and the WC Show has nailed it. The impact the show will leave will last a lifetime.
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Together we can prevent childhood obesity and type2 diabetes with education and laughter.