London: If your child does not like to eat vegetables, a new gaming app may be of help. Researchers have developed the app designed to entice kids to healthy eating options through exposure to various vegetables. Named Vegetable Maths Masters (VMM), the app unveils the world of vegetables for children between the ages of 3 and 7 years via a maths gaming app where children can practice core maths skills.
VMM is a new gaming app that lets a child do some maths with food. Depending on the child’s age they can count on vegetables, draw numbers with vegetables, add/subtract with vegetables and practice multiplication and division. Needless to say why it is called as VMM. “We have developed an app which draws on psychological research to integrate different methods known to increase interest in vegetables and eagerness to try them,” one of the researchers Claire Farrow from Aston University in Britain said in a statement. “Social norms also influence food preferences, for example, if child characters in the game like and enjoy eating vegetables, research suggests that children are more likely to try them,” Farrow added. (IANS)