New technological innovations encourage Food Education

By Erin Valentine

One of today’s main problems is lack of food education. Multiple technologies are being worked on to increase education. Here are some examples:

  • Eat Local – Tracks what food is in season and where farmer’s markets are. With an interactive map, users can choose their state and see what’s in season. Eat Local also has an app available on iTunes.
  • IN-R-FOOD – This app allows for users to focus on the ingredients in their food. Their mission is to educate consumers on what they are putting in their bodies. You can scan foods at the store and see what you should buy and what you should avoid
  • True Food – Allows for users to know if their product includes GMOs or not. The app is available for iTunes and on Android phones so users can have it on hand while shopping.

The USDA even held a contest to encourage developers and designers to create software to educate children to eat better.

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Courtesy of USDA

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