Nutrition Magic Show

OCTOBER 15, 2013
CONTACT: Kaye Talley, assistant director of the library, at or 501-450-5248.


CONWAY—Young children will be mystified and amazed during the upcoming Nutrition Magic Show on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas where they will learn the importance of eating healthy foods.

Professors Elson Bihm, Nina Roofe and Melissa Shock

Professors Elson Bihm, Nina Roofe and Melissa Shock

The Faculty Presentation Series, hosted by Torreyson Library, will present the Nutrition Magic Show at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, in Torresyon Library on the second floor near the Children’s Collection. The event is free and open to the public.

UCA professors Elson Bihm, Nina Roofe, and Melissa Shock are the nutrition magicians.

The Nutrition Magic Show teaches young children ages three to six the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables. The 40-minute show is filled with mystery, fun, and laughter. Children will learn the value of healthier alternatives to the typical diet, and they will learn how calcium helps support strong bones and teeth.

This information is based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s My Plate, which has replaced the traditional Food Pyramid. The magic show is designed to help children learn by keeping them engaged and involved, implementing lots of audience participation, interaction, and comedy. The magic show follows a story-line entitled Happy Birthday Boris, which is aided by a large story-book with creative drawings by artist Michael Spigner.