A Fun Nutrition Mobile App for Kids

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Read the script here – Catch the Carrot Video Script

This week I evaluated some nutrition mobile apps for my computer class and I came across Catch the Carrot, available free of charge at iTunes and google play store. You must take a look at this app.

The game’s target audience is children between the ages of 6 and 8, but it’s so entertaining and engaging that teens and adults will enjoy it too. I spent quite a bit of time playing, and my 9 and 12 years old kids did too!

The purpose of the app is to teach basic food and nutrition concepts.  You can use it on an iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

This new University of Illinois Extension app has multiple-choice trivia questions, read aloud for children to follow. Each correct answer releases a falling food that you must quickly attempt to catch with your shopping cart. The more food you put in your cart the more points you get. But moving too fast or stacking food too high will make your items tumble out.   You double tap on your cart to empty it out and get points.

The game has 19 levels and hundreds of questions.   You must master a level before you can move on to the next.

I recommend this game because it covers many nutrition topics such as food groups, food sources of nutrients, nutrients functions in the body, it doesn’t advertise or promote any products, it is fun, and nutrition educators developed it.

Check it out at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/catch-the-carrot/id763940502?mt=8  or at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.illinois.ewd.uie.CatchtheCarrot

Have fun!