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ALLVOICES: New iPad app teaches kids to smash their junk foodMarch 21, 2012
New iPad app teaches kids to smash their junk food
Bellevue : WA : USA | Mar 21, 2012 at 2:13 PM PDT BY AnneHart Smash your food and Food 'N Me are software applications for the iPad that kids and families can use to learn how to make healthier food choices.
Can smashing food in a new video game application on an iPad help children choose healthier meals? To find out, try the video games application for iPad, Smash Your Food and Food 'N Me. How is "healthy" supposed to taste?
Kids under age 12 know little about healthy nutrition unless there are nutrition-centric games they can play that also are fun for the whole family, such as smashing junk foods and developing habits of choosing and eating healthier foods.
Kids can be taught that healthy foods do taste good after all, in spite of all the talk, myths, and ads that associate healthy foods with bland bitter taste.
Why do ads have to apologize for food that tastes good also being healthy? How did the notion get started that healthy food tastes bland or bitter? Could it be that just because some kids taste broccoli as bitter on the back of the tongue that all foods in the world taste lousy just because the food is good for a person's health? See this other article, Why does the advertisement read, "Our turkey burgers don't taste healthy?
Now there's an iPad game application (app) that is meant to mobilize families to eat healthier foods. The vision for a 10-foot, real-life robot called ‘’Master Smash” was inspired by the SYF game that emphasizes smashing food in high definition with vivid sound effects.
“Eat what you wish, but you are what you squish!” Healthy eating trends can be taught through a mobile game application for the iPad. Mobile learning about healthy trends can be fun. For further information, check out the Smash Your Food or the Food 'N Mesites.
AnneHart is based in Sacramento, California, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices. Source: http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/11762783-new-ipad-app-teaches-kids-to-smash-their-junk-food