Posted: Oct 11, 2011 11:43 PM
Updated: Oct 13, 2011 11:39 AM
'Eeeewwww' is the usual description my son applies to vegetables as they come oozing out of his mouth with an obligatory look of disgust. I'm fairly confident kids shouldn't live on string cheese and Goldfish snacks alone...right? Teaching the value of nutrition and getting kids to eat right is a constant, yet important, battle. Experts tell us the key is to involve them in meal planning, but...how?
Zisboombah.com is the answer you're seeking. For the record, this site is cool - and the Boulder-based company is the only Colorado company approved for Michelle Obama's 'Healthy Apps for Kids' contest (you can vote for this local startup here).
Zisboombah works by allowing kids to create meals through a PickChow game in which they play with food choices and earn points by choosing foods with high nutritional values. Once the meal is created, it's saved and the recipe is emailed to parents (it also solves the never-ending 'what's for dinner' debate). The site also features a blog with expert advice, fun and useful tips to get your kids focused on nutrition, and lots of recipe ideas. Seriously, it's worth a look!