Researchers in Australia have launched a dinner table app in an effort to tackle aversion towards consuming vegetables. VegEze app has been developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), in order to encourage Australians to add extra vegetables to their daily diets.
VegEze app features educational resources, including a visual guide to optimum serve sizes, recipes and nutritional information.
Research indicates two out of three Australian adults are not eating enough vegetables, a factor that is contributing partly to the nation’s health and obesity problems.
CSIRO nutritionists will study how effective the app’s game-like nature is at changing people’s eating patterns as part of a broader research study.
VegEze challenges users to eat three different vegetables at their evening meal daily for 21 days. It will track their intake and tally vegetable serves, with reminders and rewards.