Kids' Nutrition Apps for Moms
Introduce your PB&J-lovin' kids to healthier meal choices with these food-focused (but FUN!) apps!
- LunchLine ($3.99, iPad)
Step aside, lunch ladies! With this clever app, kids can slide on down a virtual school lunch line, improving their nutrition knowledge as they create balanced meals—quickly!—from dozens of dishes.
- Let's Feed Danny (Free, Droid)
Has your kids' love of all things healthy gone extinct? Let them blast off with Little Danny the dinosaur as he goes on an outer-space quest to find healthy fruits and vegetables to help him grow big and strong.
- Count Your Peas ($1.99, iPad)
This healthy-eating app lets kids create artwork, play tic-tac-toe or make stamp shapes with veggies, fruit juices, beans and whole grains, and track daily food choices with a colorful abacus. Each activity comes with food group info and recommended serving sizes. See, Mom, playing with their food does have a purpose.
- Kids Food Adventure (99 cents, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
Kids are challenged to try healthy, seasonal foods, and then rate their yumminess on a color-coded scale. Adventurers will discover all the major food groups (and might be surprised to learn that "chicken nuggets" isn't one of them!).