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Eat, Drink and Be Healthy!

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Barney & Friends
Eat, Drink and Be Healthy!
Season 1, Episode 5
Air date April 10, 1992
Written by Stephen White
Directed by Jim Rowley
Episode List
Hop to It!
Four Seasons Day

"Eat, Drink and Be Healthy!" is the fifth episode from Season 1 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 the kids 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 an after school picnic, with all the different healthy foods. After Shawn tries a carrot left over from the picnic, he suddenly likes carrots.

Educational Theme: Nutrition and Keeping Healthy

Stories: The Noodle Boy

Song List

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


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.


  • This episode marks:
    • The first time a guest has appeared on Barney & Friends.
    • The first time Barney and the kids sing the whole "I Love You" song together.
    • The first time Barney isn't seen coming to life.
  • 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:
  • It is revealed that Shawn did not originally like carrots. However, once he tries a carrot leftover from the healthy food picnic, he ends up liking them.
  • Matthew S. Cartlon had an idea for this episode as the credits give him special thanks.

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