App of the Week: Smash Your Food
Transforming Health | 04.22.13
Do you have young kids at home that like playing with their food more than eating it? Then, this app’s for you!
Smash Your Food offers a fun, mess-free experience that is utterly entertaining and educational!
This app not only lets them play with their food (without the mess), but it teaches them about healthy food choices at the same time!
Description from the iTunes App Store: "Do your children really know how much sugar, salt and oil there is in foods they consume? Do you? SMASH Your Food is a fun way for kids to learn about ‘commonly abused’ foods that contribute to excessive calorie consumption. A guessing game bursting with realism and surprise, SMASH Your Food uses HD video and real sound effects (“plink”, “tchh-tchh”, “glop”) – creating lasting impressions! Designed for children aged 5 to 12 - Enjoyed by children of all ages!"
“Eat what you wish, but you are what you squish!”
This app may seem silly, but it actually educates kids about healthy eating habits. In fact, this app won First Lady Michelle Obama’s Apps for Healthy Kids Contest!
More about the app:
Players enter their age, gender and level of activity, and the app calculates the appropriate nutrition needed per meal. Kids will guess the nutrition
Your kids will love squashing the jelly out of a jelly doughnut, making sodas explode with the touch of a finger, and squeezing the grease out of a pile of French fries.
The object of the game is to guess how much sugar, salt and oil is in each of the foods, and guessing correctly unlocks the next level and crazy foods.
What users are saying:
- "I love this app! After my 10 year old "smashed" a soda, he promptly shared with his orthodontist that drinking soda with braces on was probably not a good idea because it contained 8 cubes of sugar! "
- " When I bought the app, I wasn't sure if my 11 year old would get into it but he has and he loves it and has advanced to higher levels. I've also learned so much just by watching him. The french fry smashing has made me think twice about every eating another french fry in my life! Fun and educational!!"
- "Smash Your Food is a hilariously disgusting yet totally awesome app to help teach kids about eating healthy." -MSNBC
- "Choose a food, guess the amount of sugar, salt and oil it contains, then SMASH it and watch the bad stuff accumulate to see if you were right. It's surprisingly satisfying." - The Huffington Post
Smash Your Food is an iPad only app. A free version is available in iTunes.
What apps are helping you and you family get fit? We'd love your suggestions! Leave a comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your fitness app suggestions and we just might feature it next!