FREE APP Gets Kids Excited About Eating Fruits and Veggies

26 Jul

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Got a tech-loving kid?  Want him or her to get excited about eating fruits and veggies? 

Munch-5-A-Day does just that.  And it is deliciously FREE!

I discovered it last week and it has been very popular at our house because it engages kids with its game-like feel.  Thought all you Mamas out there would love it too.

What I Love

  • you can set your own goals, so it doesn’t have to be just 5-a-day.  Right now, ours is set for 8 a day which is the average fruit and veggie consumption for my preschooler.  The highest goal is 12 a day.
  • it engages and empowers my son to eat his fruits and veggies, without me having to nag him.  Very IMPORTANT!

 

Munch 5 Badges

What My Son Loves

  • the sounds it makes when he taps the fruit and vegetable icons to record his daily consumption
  • the badges that he ‘wins’ – or rather, the app keeps him looking forward for the badges after recording his daily consumption because a badge isn’t given everyday.
  • the self-motivation of trying to reach his goal. My son keeps wanting to tap the fruit or vegetable icon, but I keep reminding him he has to eat it first in order to record his progress.  An empowering tool!
  • looking at his own fruit and veggie progress report.  By turning your device horizontally, you can view your progress for the past 7 or 30 days.  Last night, when he saw his progress report for the first time, he smiled saying “I ate all that?”

 

Munch 5 Progress

 

An Added Bonus

  • you can ‘share’ your successes with friends over Twitter and Facebook
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4 Responses to “FREE APP Gets Kids Excited About Eating Fruits and Veggies”

  1. Ash Palmer July 26, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    Sounds like a great app! 🙂

  2. Columba Lisa July 26, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    I love anything that gives me a chart and cute awards! This is very handy – my kids are a little too old for it now. I wish they’d do a version for teens. And grown-ups, actually! Thanks for sharing – love it!

    • Mama In The Kitchen July 28, 2011 at 10:34 am #

      I sent a note to the company with your thoughts on it… hopefully they will come up with something for teens and grown-ups! 😉

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