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A family-focused app that aims to engage children and parents and help them make healthy food choices

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Dalhousie Healthy Populations Institute (HPI)
(Based in Canada)


Dalhousie Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) and Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada

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Dalhousie Healthy Populations Institute (HPI)


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Froogie is an app designed for children and families to track their daily servings fruit and vegetables in a fun and interactive way.

Froogies are animated fruit/vegetable characters, which help parents and children to track their daily servings.

Each week, children are rewarded by unlocking a new Froogie.

Families can use the app to:
. Set an age range for the child, from 2-14, so that appropriate daily serving sizes are used

. Receive tips and reminders on eating vegetables and fruit as part of their daily routine and habits

. Choose which Froogie characters to work towards

. Record and review progress in a daily log

. Work towards a reward – the `Super Froogie’ bowl

The app was developed by the patient organisation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada with the Canadian Institute of Health Research and the Dalhousie Healthy Populations Institute (HPI).

The app:
. Draws on a decade of research at the Institute into how diet and physical activity behaviours impact on youth health

. Works towards a recommended ratio of 60% vegetable to 40% fruit in daily servings to ensure a healthy balance of both.

Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)


Reviewer: Co-developer of the app, the patient organisation Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Review: "Unhealthy eating is a leading risk factor for chronic disease in Canada,” says Charlotte Comrie, CEO Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. "We know how important nutrition is and yet our children’s health is threatened; this puts children and adolescents at risk for premature heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and some types of cancer.”

Informed by research, this…app has been carefully crafted to provide a fun and interactive experience for children and families to eat healthily together. A combination of the words “fruits” and “veggies,” Froogie offers tips and reminders to promote daily fruit and veggie intake to help meet age-appropriate goals. Up to nine animated Froogie characters can be earned over time and help encourage families to live life on the veg!

“It’s a struggle to get one of my children to eat fruits and vegetables,” says Kimberley Hernandez, parent of three children.

“Froogie is going to be a great way to encourage him and get him engaged in mealtimes. I love the animated characters!”
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