Kids can learn so much from the technology available to them! There are apps to help get your kids moving and apps to help them learn about healthy eating. Take advantage of the amazing technology available to make your life easier and keep your family healthy! Here are some apps that will help you get your kids moving and improve your family’s eating habits!
LaLa Lunchbox is an app created to help kids and parents pack lunches for school that are filled with balance and healthy choices. Kids design their lunchbox in the app and then choose from a large selection of healthy fruits, veggies, proteins, and snacks to fill their “daily lunchbox”. Once the child has picked out their lunches for the week, the app provides parents with a grocery list. This is a great way to empower kids and teach them to put together a well-balanced and healthy meal. It also helps you as a parent eliminate the stress of what to pack in their lunchbox!
Have you hear of GeoPalz Pedometers for Kids? They are pedometers with kid friendly designs that you register on their website to measure your child’s steps throughout the day. Once you purchase a GeoPalz just register on their website and begin walking for prizes. The app is a companion to the GeoPalz website. Here you can track your steps and map your activity when you walk with the pedometer. This activity is converted to points which are accumulated to win free activity based prizes, although you will be responsible for the shipping of these prizes.
Parents will receive weekly emails which contain data on their child’s weekly activity. Kids can check out maps of where they have walked along with the number of calories they have burned.
As parents we are always concerned about health issues our children face. What should you do if your child develops a fever, cough, vomiting, rash, sore throat, or head injury? When can your child return to school after an illness? Healthy Children, an app by the American Academy of Pediatrics, can help you to find a pediatrician by location and gives you access to ask a pediatrician questions regarding the health of your child.
The Healthy Children app also includes issues of Healthy Children Magazine and content from the website covering a variety of health topics. The app also features immunization schedules, access to first-aid how-to information, and an ask the Pediatrician forum to answer your questions. Plus, you can check out videos, articles, and resources on keeping your child healthy.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to help your family eat healthier, this app will be a great tool to help you accomplish this goal. One of the highest rated meal planning apps, Menu Planner helps you create meal plans, store your own recipes, import recipes from your favorite sites, keep track of what’s in your pantry, and integrate it all into one shopping list. Once you create your menu plan, Menu Planner creates a shopping list based on the recipes you’ve selected.
With this app you can track quantities of items in your pantry and have it auto adjust based on meal plan usage. You can also set thresholds to have items added to your shopping list automatically when you get low! Menu Planner will enter and track daily totals of calories for each meal and recipe too.