Some people say today’s tech-savvy kids spend too much time on their tablets or smartphones, but a new website application is using screen time to help kids get fit.
Created by professors from the University of Memphis, Memphis FitKids helps parents understand their child’s risk of obesity, gives tips for healthy eating and activities, and connects parents with community health resources.
Parents can access a variety of tools designed to get kids up and moving, from a Growth Chart and Fit Assessment to the color-coded map of local gyms, parks and playgrounds.
“We’re trying to increase the parents’ awareness about their family’s health habits,” says FitKids Director Kenneth D. Ward. “Many of them don’t have the time or skills to make these changes. This allows them to track their progress, whether they want to increase their physical activity or spend more time eating together as a family.”
Learn more about FitKids here.