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Thursday, February 20, 2014

New Nutrition App Available

New Nutrition App Available

Join in the fun with “CATCH the CARROT” – an educational children’s game about food and nutrition. This new University of Illinois Extension app has multiple-choice trivia questions that are read aloud for children to follow. Each correct answer releases a falling food that must quickly attempt to catch with the shopping cart.
Double-tap to empty the cart and achieve points. The more food in the cart, the more points given! But be careful – move too fast or stack too high, and items will tumble out!

Sample questions include:
- This vegetable can be eaten on the cob.
- This protein is the main dish at Thanksgiving.
- Cutting this vegetable will cause your eyes to water.
- This hot beverage has lots of caffeine and is enjoyed in the morning.
- In this fairy tale the princess couldn’t sleep well because she felt this vegetable even with sleeping atop many mattresses.

It is available in both iOS and Android. You can download the app for iOS in the App Store Android in Google Play It is available free of charge. 

It's engaging and great for kids, teens, adults and seniors.. This app will be useful for teachers, 4-H leaders, Scout Leaders, senior centers, and programs teaching the basic food and nutrition concepts.

Please visit the u-tube video on how to use the app. The final URL:

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