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Voters Needed in Healthy Kids Apps Contest

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 14 2010

The time has come to play games for your country. The Obama administration has opened up voting in its Apps for Healthy Kids contest. The competition called for developers to build kid-friendly games and online tools that build off the USDA Nutrition Dataset. There's $60,000 dollars at stake for the best apps, and the contest is affiliated with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign.

So, what will be among the winning apps? Aah! Condiments!, where users "capture foods by defeating them in a shake-out battle fest on the iPad"? Eating Madness, where "the player must eat the healthy food, avoid unhealthy food, and keep their calories down to win"? Robot Dance Factory, where "Each player feeds their robot avatar, providing it with enough energy to compete in dance-off competitions"? Your call.