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Free Online Games And Tools Offered by Nourish Interactive, Inc.  » read source

    Tapping into the trend of using online tools to teach children and their parents important information in a new way, Web based company Nourish Interactive™, Inc. brings innovation and creative use of technology to families with the introduction of its website (nourishinteractive.com). The online site creates an environment where matching tools for both the child and parent help facilitate the learning experience as it relates to a balanced diet and exercise. Free online tools send similar messages to both the parent and child, so the entire family can work as a team to establish good nutrition at home.   

    Michelle Mirizzi, MS, a registered dietician and nutrition consultant, said: "The Nourish Interactive website offers free games and new ideas every month to teach children and parents nutritious habits for healthy living". "By playing these interactive games like Pyramid Puzzles, Matching Meals or Whack a Snack, children will definitely have fun learning how to create a healthy lifestyle."

    Hosted by Chef Solus™ and two explorers, Katlin and Kevin, children have the option to play free online games such as "Falling Food" and "Bon Appetite Arcade." In addition, they can read about the adventures of Katlin and Kevin - such as going to the farmers market to learn about fresh produce. To supplement what children are learning, parents also receive a similar monthly newsletter. The online connectivity allows parents a window into what their child is learning as parents also learn about nutrition in a positive, interactive way. The team effort and commitment necessary to create healthy nutrition habits for the entire family is reinforced by treating the parent and child as a unit by sending consistent messaging.

    Free online tools for parents on the site interface with the child's games and resources to show parents what their child is learning, and how their activities and games are providing valuable information about nutrition, energy, and exercise in a fun, engaging way. The short, interactive educational pieces for parents explain the 2005 Food Pyramid, break-down food labels, and include a nutrition dictionary. Other tools include a BMI calculator to determine their child's healthy weight, and family tracking sheets so the entire family can set goals and measure progress. Additional resources for parents include links to websites that provide a wealth of information about good health, as well as links to websites for children that offer supplemental insight into good health.

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