Magic of 5-A-Day

Get your elementary students to eat healthy and take the 5-a-Day Challenge!

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Magic of 5-A-Day is an interactive, 45 minute elementary school assembly, designed to promote good nutrition and exercise. Brian Richards brings the importance of nutrition together with a little magic that will captivate your students and leave them laughing and smiling throughout his whole performance. This nutrition and health assembly is unlike any you have seen before!

With the aid of magic, comedy, audience participation, and powerful visual aids, your students and staff will learn...

  • Why we need to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies every day
  • How the colors of fruits and veggies are good for different parts of our bodies
  • Why balance and moderation is so important
  • How to know the difference between a "sometimes food" and an "all-the-time food."
  • And much more...

Plus, your students will take the 5-A-Day Challenge and pledge to eat their 5-A-Day every day.

Magic of 5-A-Day is presented by comic-magician Brian Richards, one of the most humorous assembly performers in the country. Using the perfect blend of entertainment and educational content, Brian's assemblies are loved by students and staff alike. Though they will laugh and be fooled by his tricks, your school will also get excited about good nutrition.

Magic of 5-A-Day Set-up Datasheet

Audience: PreK-6   Capacity: 400
Presentation Time: 45 minutes 
Set-Up Time: 45 minutes. Please ensure performance space is clear and empty of classes during set-up time. 
Take-Down Time: 30 minutes

Presentation Area: Brightly lit performance space; minimum area of 8 ft. x 14 ft. Performance space can be stage or floor-level; floor level is preferred. If performance space is floor level, please seat students on the floor and not in chairs. If the performance area is a stage please make sure there are stairs for easy volunteer access to the performance area.

Assembly Requirements: Depending on your location, you may be asked to provide a PA system with RCA-jack input. 


Blends magic and comedy to educate about good nutrition and motivate healthy choices.

Magician and entertainer Brian Richards engages students with a fun attitude to get them excited about the importance of eating five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Almost without knowing it, students learn different ways to make healthy choices. After this action-packed presentation, students actually want to finish their vegetables at dinnertime!

Audience participation reinforces creative strategies to ensure good nutrition habits.

With the aid of magic, comedy, visual aids and interaction, students learn: why five servings of fruits and veggies are important; how different colors of fruits and veggies are good for different parts of our bodies; how to know the difference between a “sometimes” food and an “all-the-time” food; why balance and moderation are important; and more! Plus, students take the 5-a-Day Challenge and pledge to eat their 5-a-day every day.

They may laugh and be fooled by his tricks, but your school WILL get excited about nutrition!

Presented by one of the most hilarious assembly educators in the country, students and staff alike are sure to be entertained. This program uses the perfect blend of entertainment and education to teach healthy habits and inspire positive nutritional choices.

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  • Brian did a marvelous show. He was funny, kept the children interested, taught a valuable life lesson on good nutrition, and stayed within our time constraints. My son bought raisins with his lunch that day - the first time ever! And he came home later that day searching for bananas, and at dinner requested an apple! That was clearly a result of the message Brian shared in his program. Excellent show.
    Joanne Hughes
    Wicoff Elementary School
    Plainsboro, NJ

  • The children enjoyed the assembly very much. There was a lot of student interaction which they all enjoyed. Even the teachers and administration were impressed by how Brian was able to keep the students attention at all times. We will definitely look into having more of his programs in the future.
    Virgie Torres - First VP, PTA
    Paumanok ES
    Dix Hills, NY

  • Brian used a combination of magic, humor and interactivity with the audience to get his very serious message across to our elementary school students.  The students were hysterical most of the time, but they understood the  importance of eating at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. He was a big hit!
    Mary DeBonis Soccio
    Washington ES
    West Caldwell, NJ

  • Loved, loved, loved your Magic of 5-A-Day we had today! He was wonderful!
    Elizabeth Saitzyk - PTA
    Signal Hill ES
    Dix Hills, NY

  • It was entertaining and had a great message. I think the kids loved participating and really enjoyed it. Brian was so funny, he put on a great show!! Thank you so much!!
    Dena Trapani - Cultural Arts
    Winthrop Avenue ES
    Bellmore, NY