Preventative Play

The obesity epidemic has spurned educational, preventative products
Implications - Young parents are turning to educational, fun toys to teach their children about the importance of healthy eating and exercise. A direct response to the obesity epidemic troubling so many today, these preventative measures appeal to health-conscious parents who want to ingrain healthy habits early on.
SCORE: 4.3
Mild Top 5 Examples: 8,492 Total Clicks Jun 12 - Sep 13
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Nutrition-Boosting Kitchen Tools - 'Chewp' Teaches Children About Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles
SCORE: 6
Warm 3,754 Clicks Pub: Jul 15, 13
Nutrition-Boosting Kitchen Tools
'Chewp' Teaches Children About Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles
In order to raise awareness about healthy eating and good nutrition, Israel-based designer Bat Chen Grayvesky designed ‘Chewp.’ It is a series of cutely designed kid-friendly kitchen... [More]
Health-Promoting Camping Gear - Kammok Sells Hammocks to Provide Mosquito Nets in Africa
SCORE: 5.7
Warm 2,666 Clicks Pub: Jun 7, 12
Health-Promoting Camping Gear
Kammok Sells Hammocks to Provide Mosquito Nets in Africa
Kammok sells innovative, high-quality hammock camping equipment that is lightweight, durable and benefits a great cause. A Texas-based social enterprise, the brand started in 2011 with a Kickstarter... [More]
Healthy Eating Digital Games - Pixelate by Sures Kumar and Lana Z Porter Makes Diners Compete
SCORE: 4.8
Mild 803 Clicks Pub: Aug 10, 13
Healthy Eating Digital Games
Pixelate by Sures Kumar and Lana Z Porter Makes Diners Compete
Eating healthily has never been more fun thanks to Pixelate by Sures Kumar and Lana Z Porter, two artists at the Royal College of Art in London, England. It involves a hacked dining table with a... [More]
Kid-Calming Robots - MEDi is a Robot That Keeps Kids Calm While Getting Flu Shots
SCORE: 2.5
Untested 925 Clicks Pub: Jul 15, 13
Kid-Calming Robots
MEDi is a Robot That Keeps Kids Calm While Getting Flu Shots
Most children don’t enjoy getting their flu shots, but a robot called MEDi could change that completely. Essentially, this is a robot designed to keep kids calm and happy when they come in for... [More]
Veggie-Flavored Sugar Treats - Fresh Vegetable Candy Defeats the Purpose of a Healthier Diet
SCORE: 1.6
Untested 344 Clicks Pub: Jul 31, 13
Veggie-Flavored Sugar Treats
Fresh Vegetable Candy Defeats the Purpose of a Healthier Diet
At first the Fresh Vegetable Candy seems like an ambiguous creation. Is the candy made out of vegetables or are they simply flavored after specific veggies? As promising (and weird) as the former is,... [More]
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