May 2009 update: Great news! The title song, 'Eat Like A Rainbow' is included on 'Picnic Playground', the newest release by the excellent international label Putumayo Kids! It's coming out this summer, and I'll be featured in four Putumayo CD release concerts in Amherst, Boston, Brooklyn, & NYC. Check my calendar for more details - http://jaymankita.com/dates.html
OCTOBER UPDATE: We are very proud to announce that Eat Like A Rainbow is a Parents’ Choice Approved Award Winner!
Eat Like A Rainbow is a rocking, funky, danceable collection of quirky kids songs about healthy food and sustainable living. Specifically promotes fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and seeds - plant based foods from our farms and gardens.
If you'd like to buy more than one CD, please contact Jay at 413-627-3145, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss bulk pricing discounts.
A healthy portion of the proceeds from the sale of these albums directly supports the NY Coalition for Healthy School Food (NYCHSF) and their work to bring healthy food to our schools!
Jay Mankita tours in a van fueled by recycled vegetable oil. He
writes and performs music which promotes a healthy, sustainable future. For
more information, check out Jay’s website at www.jaymankita.com
The album is dedicated to Amie Hamlin, the Director of NYCHSF, who first commissioned Jay to write these songs and perform them as a pilot in New York City Schools. NYCHSF, and other organizations like it are in the forefront of educating children, their families, schools, communities, and governments of the importance of healthy food. For more information, check out their website, www.healthyschoolfood.org
Special thanks also to the New York City Board of Education, Department of School Foods for their participation in both the NYCHSF pilot and follow-up projects that allowed us to bring these songs into 20 NYC urban schools.
Thanks to Electric Wilburland, Omni, and Substation Studios for their generous donations of time, space, and efforts in the recording of this project.
Jay Mankita - vocals, acoustic guitar & electric guitar
Mike Morris - harmony vocals & acoustic guitar
Dave Bell - keyboards
Rusty Boris - bass
Graham Taylor - drums
Jen Middaugh - vocals/harmony vocals
Annie Patterson - harmony vocals
Stephen Katz - cello
Mark Bengston - trombone
Robby Baier - bass, drums, guitars
Cover Art - Amy “BannerQueen” Johnquest
Package design and layout - Pat Burke