Free iOS App Today: Veggie Bottoms for iPad Makes Learning About Fruits and Vegetables Fun for Kids


Learning about fruits and vegetables and healthy eating is fun with Veggie Bottoms – An educational app for kids featuring a family of interactive, animated fruit and veggie cartoon characters.

Swipe open the peapod to learn about the health benefits of snap peas from The Snap Brothers! Give Thomas P. Coconut a shake to teach your children about coconut water! Slide Kent Blueberry around the screen and go up, up and away with this 'super fruit'! With over 15 different fruits and vegetables to interact with, boys and girls will love playing with the full version of Veggie Bottoms. Veggie Bottoms is only 99 cents and 30% of the sales go to the Fruits & Veggies: More Matters initiative!

• All the fruits and veggies have a series of unique animations allowing kids to tap, slide, or shake the device to interact with each of the characters.
• With the tap of a button, children can spin each of the fruits and vegetables around to reveal their cute little fruit and veggie bottoms! 
• Kids can read the along at their own pace or choose the “Read it to Me” mode to have each of the fruit and veggie characters narrate and educate.
• Turn pages manually or skip to your favorite fruit or vegetable from the table of contents!
• No in-app purchases (IAP), no links, and no ads! Veggie Bottoms has been certified as safe for kids by both Moms with Apps and Kid Safe.

Veggie Bottoms has been downloaded and reviewed by students and teachers, parents and children, and boys and girls alike. All agree that if you are looking for a fun, interactive way to teach kids about healthy foods and get them more involved in the kitchen and at the market, look no further than Veggie Bottoms. But don’t take our word for it, here’s what others are saying:

Winner of a 2014 Silver Davey Award in Mobile App: Education

Rated 6 of Top 50 Best Free Apps of Summer (4.75 out of 5 Stars) by Digital Storytime

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4 out of 5 Stars – AppyMall

“Veggie Bottoms for iPad is a neat way to teach young children about eating fruits and vegetables, as well as why they are good for you. In this app, the fruits and vegetables tell you their story. The app has great illustrations, animations, and interactivity. … Each fruit and veggie is given its own unique personality, and the app utilizes word highlighting, which is wonderful for children, who are building their vocabulary. There are no links, ads, or IAPs. I would definitely recommend this app.” – AppyMall

“Veggie Bottoms for iPad is a fantastically fun way for our kids to learn about their fruits and vegetables! Kids will love the tapping, sliding, and shaking features of these hilarious veggie and fruit personalities. The graphics are bright and alluring and the characters each have their own uniquely amusing personality. Kids will be giggling the whole time they are learning about fruits and veggies! That will most likely continue when they visit the market and recognize these characters in the produce departments.” – Best Apps for Kids

"Dinner may sound like a harmless and relaxing activity, but for some parents it is a constant battle. It is especially tough when you have young kids who refuse to eat the slightest bit green on their plates. Well if you happen to be one of those tired parents (bless your soul), then here’s an app which may take some load off your shoulders: Veggie Bottoms. … Veggie Bottoms is an original, interactive app that promotes healthy eating for kids. Silly and colorful, this digital book features 12 animated characters based on various fruits and vegetables, like Theodore Medford Eggplant, John Lemon, Plato Tomato, and many more." – Geeks With Juniors


Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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