AUSTIN, Texas. (April 10, 2012) – The Whole Kids Foundation, a charitable organization supporting schools and inspiring families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness, has created and launched Awesome Eats, its first-ever free mobile app designed to teach children that healthy eating can be fun.
Available as a free iPhone and iPad download*, Awesome Eats invites kids of all ages to stock, pack and plate a rainbow of fresh-from-the-garden foods. More than 500,000 people from 195 countries have already played—stacking and sorting fruits, vegetables, and whole grains across different scenarios to win stars and score points. Players will be challenged by obstacles and fun surprises such as thieving birds, which can be shooed away with a quick “tap,” and fast-paced interactive sorting techniques. Between each of the 32 challenging levels, kids get loads of healthy eating tips and information.
“The new Awesome Eats app is one of many tools Whole Kids Foundation is creating to engage children about healthy eating in an entertaining way,” says Nona Evans, the Foundation’s executive director. “We hope this interactive game encourages kids to learn about new fruits and vegetables and even challenge their siblings and parents to learn a few of the fun nutrition facts.”
The Whole Kids Foundation, a Whole Foods Market® foundation, is based in Austin, Texas, and operates as an independent, nonprofit organization. By empowering schools and inspiring families, the Foundation aims to help children reach optimal health through the strength of a healthy body fueled by nutritious food choices.
For more information on the Whole Kids Foundation, visit wholekidsfoundation.org.