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I recently introduced my daughter to the new Captain Citrus comic book character. This hero was created for the Florida Department of Citrus, to spread the word to kids about the “Amazing 5” benefits of drinking 100% Florida Orange Juice: Taste, Vitamin C, Potassium, Folate and No Added Sugar. Captain Citrus encourages kids to make smarter nutritional decisions and reinforces the importance of 100% Florida Orange Juice as part of a balanced diet.
She enjoyed watching the video and checking out the online comic book, which features Marvel’s popular Avengers Assemble characters teaming up with Captain Citrus to combat a villain and make good food choices.
The comics were easy to navigate on her iPad. I explained the nutrition topics as we went along. I think she got the gist of most of it.
After finishing with the web content, I printed out a couple of the activity sheets for her. There are quizzes, coloring sheets, word puzzles and much more on the various sheets. Due to her motor coordination issues, I helped her with some parts of the activity sheets. She certainly liked coloring Captain Citrus though. Of course I poured her a glass of 100% Florida Orange Juice to enjoy while working on the activity sheets. I ended out printing a couple extra copies of the one pictured above later and she went to town coloring them.
Not only are these great resources available, but the Captain Citrus Facebook page is also having a contest! The Florida Department of Citrus is awarding a prize package which includes the winner’s child’s likeness and voice over used in (1) episode of Avengers Assemble on Disney XD, a trip to LA with round-trip transportation for four, 3 days/ 2 night hotel stay, tour of Marvel Studios, a $250 gift card and much more! Entering is easy, so do it now.