Barney & Friends Episode
Eat, Drink And Be Healthy!
Season 1, Episode 5


Eat, Drink And Be Healthy! Title Card

Air date April 10, 1992
Written by Stephen White
Directed by Jim Rowley
Theme Nutrition
Episode Guide
Hop To It!
Four Seasons Day

"Eat, Drink And Be Healthy!" is the fifth episode from the first season of Barney & Friends.


Shawn plans to give Zippity his carrots, as he doesn't like them. Luci tells him that they are good for him, which leads to Barney and his friends learning more about healthy foods and the four food groups. From a silly story about a boy only eating noodles to making Mish Mash Soup, the group has fun learning about the food that keeps our bodies fit. Barney introduces his friend, James Turner, who sings about how farmers grow food and about a bird's "silly supper." As a final surprise, Barney decides to have a healthy snack picnic, with all the different healthy foods. After Shawn tries a carrot left over from the picnic, he suddenly likes carrots.

Stories: The Noodle Boy


  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Aiken Drum
  3. Mish Mash Soup
  4. Apples and Bananas
  5. Peanut Butter
  6. Milk Song
  7. Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow
  8. Silly Supper
  9. Snackin' On Healthy Food
  10. I Love You


  • This episode marked:
    • The first time Barney isn't seen or heard coming to life.
    • The first time a guest appeared on Barney & Friends.
    • The first time Barney and the kids sing the whole "I Love You" song together.
  • The title of this episode is a pun on the phrase "Eat, drink, and be merry...".
  • Although Kathy doesn't appear in this episode, her teddy bear is seen in her cubby.
  • According to this episode, everyone's favorite food is as follows:
  • This is the first time that when Barney transforms back into his doll form at the end of the episode, he is seen holding an object, for example, in this episode the object is a carrot.

International Edits

  • In international cuts, Peanut Butter and the Milk Song were cut off. In addition, in the Israeli production, Barney notes his favorite food as hummus as opposed to peanut butter. The person who stops by in this version is singer Sharon Zur. In the Hebrew Version, seven songs got a semitone lower.