Even toddlers seem to be playing with smartphone and tablet apps, so why not make it educational as well as fun?
Obesity among children is still a major public health problem. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) hopes their new app, Dining Decisions, will help teach young children how to make healthy food choices.
The app was just released last month, and it’s only available for iPhones and iPads, so I haven’t been able to try it out yet. Hopefully it will be available in an Android version soon! I want to play. 🙂
Related post: Healthy kids – “Lunch Lessons”
The CDC’s Dining Decisions webpage has an online game, as well. There is also a nutritional Question & Answer page, and a kid-friendly tutorial on how to read nutrition labels (adults could benefit from this, too!).
Dining Decisions is part of the CDC’s larger campaign to educate kids about health and safety. Check out their BAM! Body and Mind webpage for lots more information, games and links.
I’ve also included links to nutrition and healthy eating organizations on my Resources page.
Great books for teaching kids about food and cooking!