It’s a battle that rages on, year after year, generation after generation: trying to get kids to eat their vegetables. But a new tool called Yumit might just end the struggle once and for all.
Forget begging your kids to try their broccoli. Yumit offers the ultimate incentive: video game rewards. The Bluetooth-connected tray has a scale that measures how much food is eaten and sends the data to an app that gives kids with healthy habits “virtual energy” for games across different devices like tablets and smartphones. The interactive tray even updates kids in real time so they can track their progress and see if they’ve earned enough for their favorite games, giving them the push they need to give those Brussels sprouts one more try. And, of course, parents can track what, how much, and how quickly their kids are eating.
For now, kids can use their earned energy in Yumit games only, but as FWx reports, they hope to partner with other game designers in the future. And that might make this idea even more effective. If you’re interested in getting a Yumit, you can submit your email address on their website to have first access to preordering.