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WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van

WTTW Announces 2013 Summer Schedule

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - May 1, 2013

As Chicago’s premier public television station WTTW marks the 6th Anniversary season of its WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van program, below is the 2013 summer tour schedule.  All events take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. 

6/2       Whole Foods Lincoln Park
6/13     Brookhaven Market Burr Ridge
6/15     Sunset Foods Long Grove
6/20     Whole Foods River Forest
6/29     Tony’s Finer Foods Plainfield
7/13     Brookhaven Market Mokena
7/16     Tony’s Finer Foods Niles
7/20     Whole Foods Naperville
7/22     Mariano’s TBD
7/24     Whole Foods Lakeview
7/27     Whole Foods Orland Park
7/30     Mariano’s TBD
8/3       Brookhaven Market Darien
8/7       Sunset Foods Lake Forest
8/13     Whole Foods Evanston South
8/24     Whole Foods Wheaton
9/7       Whole Foods Hinsdale
9/21     Whole Foods Sauganash
9/28     Whole Foods South Loop

The WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van educates parents, grandparents, caregivers, and children about proper nutrition and delivers that message in a fun, interactive, two-hour performance that comprises of stretching, dancing, singing, healthy food sampling, and one-on-one nutritional guidance and education.  Each performance is lead by the well-known talent of Miss Lori of Miss Lori’s CAMPUS and WTTW’s very own Mr. Brandon.

This summer, the WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van program will appear at grocery venues including Whole Foods Market, Sunset Foods, Brookhaven Marketplace, and Tony’s Finer Foods.  Each event takes place within the "WTTW Kids Village" which comprises of a stage area, sampling canopies, and a learning tent.  The “village” is constructed at the entrance of each of our major grocery venues. 

The WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van program is a retail-based traveling nutrition event which serves approximately 10,000 parents and children each summer.  This year, WTTW will celebrate its 150th WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van event, and this program continues to grow in popularity throughout Chicagoland. 

The health and food partners who provide funding for the WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van program this summer include Organic Valley Family of Farms, Traditional Medicinals Tea, Good Karma Flax Milk, and Signature Room at the 95th.

About WTTW
For almost 60 years, audiences have turned to WTTW for distinctive programming that informs, inspires, educates, and entertains. WTTW reaches 1.5 million weekly households over a four-state area, making it the most-watched public television affiliate in America.  Recognized for its award-winning local and national productions, WTTW is committed to presenting the very best in cultural, nature, science, public affairs, and children's programming across its four distinct television channels:  WTTW11, WTTW Prime, its Spanish-language channel WTTW V-me, and WTTW Create, its “how-to” channel. For more information, please visit