Need Healthy Dinner Ideas for Your Weekend Plans? Alabama A&M University Has an App for That

It’s no secret family dinners have positive effects on a child’s development, but it can be difficult to plan a healthy dinner and grocery shop when time, transportation, and motivation get in the way.

Alabama A&M University Extension has created an app to help families plan for healthy meals and activities. The app, Body Quest, texts parents three times a week with healthy recipes, tips, and prompts to encourage families to make positive decisions throughout the week. With this text-based education, 74% ate more vegetables, 82% cut back on sugary drinks, and 81% engaged in more physical activities with their child.

The app was created as part of the Extension’s obesity prevention initiatives – read more about the success of Body Quest here.

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