Want to help your kids make healthy eating choices? There’s now an app for that, created by the Centers for Disease Control.
It’s a game called Dining Decisions and you can download it from the Apple app store.
With a timer ticking the player needs to sort foods into the categories “Go,” “Slow,” or “Whoa.” “Go” foods are the ones that are really good for the body, like raw veggies, fruit and skim or low-fat milk. “Slow” are the foods that taste good, like pizza and hot dogs, but shouldn’t be eaten everyday. Foods labeled “Whoa” are really bad, loaded with sugar, fat and calories and lacking any nutritious value. You can guess that these are foods like ice cream and donuts.
Like other app games, as you move to higher levels you get more choices and less time to respond.