Fooducate

Age Scale: 9-18

Device:  iPod or iPhone

Bottom Line:  Biting into this app will lead you to further educational buffets

What Educators Need to Know:

I love Fooducate.  After I got over scanning everything in my pantry, I started to think of how this amazing app could be used at school.  Reading food labels can be confusing.  Fooducate does the work for us by giving foods a grade.  Now, just in case you don’t trust their evaluations, they give a bulleted list behind their ratings, and it is based on fat content, the amount of processing the food has undergone, additives, etc.  It also provides better alternatives and the opportunity to compare food products.  How to use it?  Without explaining the purpose of the assignment, I had students write down five of their favorite snacks.  They plugged them into the app, and wrote down their grades.  They were learning how to find the mean of numbers, so the students found their Snack GPA.  This was a simple way to combine Health and Math!  Students could do this for a whole day.  Or they could take a Healthy Day challenge pledging to eat only foods that earn A’s or B’s.  There are many, many possibilities!

Price:  FREE

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