One of the most common early childhood challenges is the picky eater. As a lot of parents struggle to find a compromise, researchers from NYU Langone Health and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychology develop a mobile application that is designed to help.
Dubbed 'When to Wonder: Picky Eating,' the application provides resources and education to tackle childhood challenges in sustainable ways. The app is used both by parents and children, opening up the conversation through gamified experiences that bring the two sides closer together. In addition to games that test parental knowledge about a child's eating habits, the application also offers advice and expert feedback on the topic of eating, nourishing, and what to do when children become difficult to feed.