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12/31/13blog post

top health family apps for 2014

As I look back through the year’s blogs, I find helpful tips for the New Year:

  1. Start your day with a healthy breakfast.
  2. It can take up to 8-10 exposures of a new food for anyone to like it.
  3. Practice mindful eating.
  4. Have a vegetable at lunch and strive for two at dinner.
  5. Portion control – recheck your plate.
  6. Remember being active is just as important as healthy eating.
  7. Keep in check screen time.
  8. Reach for water, not the sugar sweetened beverages.
  9. Check out the below Apps – some help to expose your kids to healthy food.
  10. Log your intakes and physical activity. A diary keeps you honest with what you put into your mouth. And, it can help with achieving your exercise goals!

The below list provides you with start-up suggestions for smart phone & tablet FREE apps. The availability of apps constantly changes and many good ones exist that did not make this list. Please do an extensive review of a product before purchasing and complete your own search to see what is new. Created and provided by dietitians at Dayton Children’s.

Nutrition Information:

  • Nutrition and Healthy Eating
  • Fooducate

Exercise/Yoga:

  • C-Fit Yoga
  • Super Stretch Yoga
  • My First Yoga
  • Yuvi Story Aerobics
  • Healthy Heroes 1
  • Fit Quest Lite

Nutrition Games:

  • Eat and Move O Matic
  • Healthy Food Monsters
  • Awesome Eats
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Adventure Chubby Kid Jump
  • Max’s Plate
  • Little Brainiac Vegetables
  • Toca Kitchen Monsters
  • Preschool EduKitchen
  • Smash Your Food
  • Breakfast Bash
  • Fruit Ninja

Nutrition Interactive Storybooks:

  • Vita and Mint Summer Vacation
  • ABC Mouse.com To Run Is Fun

Healthy Eating/Picky Eating:

  • Kids Food Adventure
  • Nicolas’s Garden

Tracking and Monitoring:

  • My Diet Diary
  • Lose It!
  • My Fitness Pal
  • LiveStrong