The VeggieMat Interactive Placemat Encourages Kids to Play with Food

 - Nov 6, 2018
References: indiegogo & prnewswire
Getting young ones to eat a well-balanced diet that's full of fruits and vegetables can be a challenge but the VeggieMat is an interactive placemat that aims to inspire kids to discover healthy eating habits through play.

VeggieMat is more than just an easy-to-clean, non-toxic and reusable food-grade silicone placemat—the product has been strategically developed for children between the ages of two and five based on four scientific studies. As such, the VeggieMat acknowledges that colors stimulate interest, play encourages picky eaters to try new things and that "children who help prepare their meals, eat up to 76% more vegetables than those who don’t."

With the VeggieMat, kids can participate in preparing the vegetables, such as washing them and learning about where fresh produce comes from, as well as filling in the designs with fun shapes and identifying different colors.