Posted by Jenna at Monday, December 03, 2012
Have you heard? Healthy foods are making their way across gardens and grocery stores and moving onto...iPad screens! I recently read in The Globe and Mail that new applications, or "apps" for short, are being developed as educational tools for kids. Now your kids can learn about vegetables, fruits, healthy lunches and grocery shopping while playing games on an iPod or iPad. What's next??
Here are the blurbs about each app:
Fooducate lets you scan bar codes on foods to see a letter grade rating its healthiness. It turns grocery shopping into a point-and-shoot video game.
Go Go Mongo! has kids teach Mongo, a shapeless, one-toothed orange creature, how to make healthier choices. The game is designed for toddlers and features 40 colourful levels filled with fruits, vegetables, dairy and meats.
LaLa Lunchbox teaches kids and parents how to pack balanced lunches for school. Kids choose from a variety of food options and place them in a daily lunch box. Then, the app generates a full grocery list so parents can buy and prepare healthy, balanced lunches.
Munch5aday helps kids reach their recommended daily intake of fruits and veggies. Tap the icons on the screen each time you munch an apple or a carrot, and the app rewards you with badges when you hit your target.
Awesome Eats allows you to sort and stack fruits, veggies and whole grains in order to learn how to build a healthy plate. Thieving birds and other obstacles make the game challenging and fun.
Click on the links to learn more about each if you and your kids are interested!