Creative mom explores how to live a sustainable life with a focus on food.
Apps for healthy kids competition
Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign wants techies to create apps that fight obesity.
Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 11:07 PM
The first lady’s Let’s Move campaign is all about fighting childhood obesity. Since this generation of kids is naturally technology driven, the campaign is going to use that. Apps for Healthy Kids
is a competition that challenges “software developers, game designers, students, and other innovators to develop fun and engaging tools and games that drive children, especially ‘tweens’ (ages 9-12) – directly or through their parents – to eat better and be more physically active.”
The tools and games created must use the USDA nutrition dataset
that has been made available to the public. $40,000 in prizes is up for grabs with two $10,000 grand prizes – one in the tool category and one in the games category. The contest runs through 5:00pm EDT June 30, 2010. For complete rules click here
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and his wife Christie introduce the competition in this video.
The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.