We have all heard about the new food “pyramid” that Michelle Obama just released called “MyPlate” model to replace the old one formerly used. “MyPlate” promotes eating more fruits veggies in a very simple format. You will be interested to know that there is a FREE tool available to assist parents and kids in choosing more nutritious foods. What better way to encourage healthy habits!
Munch 5-a-Day is a fun, colorful app that tracks your daily intake of fruits and vegetables, helps you set goals, and creates graphs to monitor your progress. Easy for kids to use, by simply tapping fruit and vegetable icons each time you eat a portion of one. Each ʻmunchʼ is recorded in a goal bar, which shows your progress over the course of each day. And, by tilting your iPhone 90 degrees, you’ll also be able to see graphs of your fruit and veggie consumption over the past 7 or 30 days. As you reach your goals, you’ll earn special/silly badges, like “Talking Tomato” – making it fun with the added game element, especially for children.
Munch 5-a-Day also has appealing illustrations, with sheep roaming the fields, and hot air balloons drifting along with the clouds. You’ll even hear sounds like birds twittering in the trees to create a peaceful setting as you eat your way to a healthier diet. The app is available for free in the Apple iTunes store. This app is said to be the fastest food tracker in the app store, recording what you eat in just a few seconds! Visit http://munch5aday.com/ and click on “Get App Here.”
MeYou Health’s goal is to offer you is to help you take small steps to healthy living. They offer other free apps, for example Monumental, which let’s you explore the world’s monuments, as you climb stairs in the real one. When you reach the top, you check out the view from, say, the Eiffel Tower, and collect souvenirs. The company’s full roster of free tools can be found at MeYouHealth.com.