SOURCE: Design Seedling, Inc.

Design Seedling, Inc.

March 14, 2011 10:00 ET

Count Your Peas -- Mom of 3 Creates Nutrition Based iPad App for Kids

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) - Design Seedling, Inc., a user experience design consultancy, recently unveiled Count Your Peas, the company's first iPad app for kids. Created to convey basic nutrition info to kids in a fun learning environment, Count Your Peas includes interactive elements based on arts and crafts and simple games woven in with basic nutrition info.

"The concept behind Count Your Peas is for kids to think more about what they eat and the importance of eating good and nutritious food. The idea for the app was ignited by the Apps for Healthy Kids competition -- a part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign to end childhood obesity within a generation. As a mother of 3 young kids, I am concerned about nutrition and healthy living for my kids. I was inspired to create a nutrition based experience for young kids on the iPad after watching my daughter's Kindergarten class in a Chicago Public school interact with iPads," said Laura Guenther, president of Design Seedling, Inc.

Count Your Peas app includes a food counting abacus to count servings based on the food groups from the Food Pyramid and a search feature allowing parents and kids to search for a food item to view calories and food group servings -- data is based on the USDA nutrition dataset. There are simple activities geared to interests of younger children such as doodling with fruit juice colors, playing tic tac toe with whole grain cereal pieces, creating art with vegetable stamps, blowing milk bubbles and creating dried bean mosaics. 

In addition to the iPad app, Count Your Peas has a complementary food blog geared towards kids and parents. The blog can be found at www.countyourpeas.com or www.facebook.com/CountYourPeas.

Count Your Peas Availability and Pricing
Count Your Peas is available now and normally costs $1.99 to download -- price is reduced to $0.99 in March for National Nutrition Month. Count Your Peas is an iPad only app. Recommended Ages: 1-10. To download visit the Apple iTunes Store: http://bit.ly/g2tV2D.

About Design Seedling, Inc.
Design Seedling, Inc. is a Chicago-based user experience design consulting company focusing on mobile design and user research. Design Seedling, Inc. is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.

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