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USDA holds ‘Apps for Healthy Kids’ contest

Amanda Eamich, director of new media, USDA

wfedstaff | June 3, 2015 1:23 am

Getting kids to eat better and be more physically active — there just may be an app for that.

The Agriculture Department is holding a contest — Apps for Healthy Kids.

It is the latest in government contest following Washington, D.C.’s very successful Apps For Democracy.

Read the latest news about the incoming administration on our Tracking the Transition page.

The goal of the $60,000 in prizes: To challenge software developers, game designers, students, and other innovators to develop fun and engaging software tools and games that drive children, especially “tweens” (ages 9-12) – directly or through their parents – to eat better and be more physically active.

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Amanda Eamich is the director of new media at the Agriculture Department and explains how Apps for Healthy Kids came about.