Picky eaters? There’s an app for that.
Raise your hand if one (or more) of your children is a picky eater. Just like with many situations in life, there is now an app for that, thanks to a Hoover mom.
“We wanted to build a one-stop tool that aided kids and their parents to develop healthier eating habits that will last a lifetime, and to help parents end the meal time battle,” said Kassady Gibson, Co-Creator of the Food Explorer Club App. Gibson and her husband were tired of the battle that accompanied nearly every meal, so they put their more than 20 years of experience in the tech industry to work and created this new app. Those picky eaters, now 8 and 5 years old, helped aid in the development of the app.
The Food Explorer Club App uses gamification, so that kids can earn badges and get points, which can be redeemed for rewards when they make a variety of healthy food choices. The app awards kids with badges and points when they make healthy food choices, however, when kids are consistent with better food choices, bonus badges are earned.
In addition, kids can trade in their points for better prizes, which are established by the parents – based on their family traditions and beliefs. Over 100 families tested the app over the summer, and they all gave rave reviews.
“Spending time with family creates lasting memories,” said Gibson. “We wanted to help parents end the meal time battle.”
The Food Explorer Club App is available in Google Play and the App Store. For more information, visit www.foodexplorerclub.com.