The Yumit Food Tray Encourages Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

By: Parul Rohatgi - Sep 14, 2015
References: & wired
Anyone who has tried to feed veggies to a kid knows it is not the easiest task in this world. Yumit is an interactive dinner tray designed for kids, so that kids can actually enjoy eating their vegetables -- and parents are satisfied that their kids have eaten a healthy meal.

Yumit was developed by Wunderman, an Argentinian firm, which decided to add a little technology to kid-friendly dinner tray design to make mealtime more interesting. The Yumit tray has LED rings, which light up as the child eats food. Apart from this, the dinner tray includes a weighing scale, which measures in real-time the amount of food that the child has finished.

The most ingenious thing about Yumit is that it will convert physical points from the food consumed into virtual energy points, which the kids can use in videogames on consoles, cellphones as well as tablets. Given how kids love all things related to technology, this is an idea that will appeal to kids as well as parents.