Yummiloo is a food adventure series designed to expose preschoolers to healthy eating through irresistible characters, stories and games. A wonder-filled land composed entirely of food, Yummiloo excites and delights kids, while setting the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating.
Yummiloo is a parent’s ally – making food fun, giving children the tools and encouragement they need to make healthy choices, all while keeping them smiling and singing along. Yummiloo gives “playing with your food” a whole new meaning.
“You and your child will savor this magical feast of fun and adventure that sets the stage for a lifetime of eating well!” Kathie Madonna Swift, MS RD LDN , Integrative Medical Nutritionist
Yummiloo is home to the Yum Yums, a band of happy sprite-like creatures who tend to the land and enjoy its bounty. Their imagination knows no bounds, as they live amongst the fruit of the earth in happy harmony.
Rooty Yum comes with his feet firmly planted on the ground. Ever curious, but always the pragmatist, Rooty has an eye for adventure and a measured approach to problem solving. Rooty is a kind friend who brings out the best in everyone.
Full of get up and go, Beany Yum is up for anything. Often the one who gets his friends into trouble, Beany has little concern for rules and doesn’t pay enough attention to what others have taught him. This is a recipe for disaster, especially when Beany forgets to eat, or eats the wrong things. Then he turns into ‘Beany the Meanie.’ Nothing a snack can’t fix!
Plum Yum is slightly older than the others and brings a more mature outlook to the table. A super taster and food adventurer, Plum loves Yummiloo and knows everything anyone could know about it. She’s also a font of information about fruits, vegetables – and how they grow.
Yogi Yum is a cool customer, that model of calm everyone needs in a friend (even when one of his pals tries to lick him!). A true free spirit, Yogi is forever commenting on the beauty of the world around him. He teaches mindfulness and how breathing can help in stressful situations.
Bun Yum is cute and plump, and as soft as a dough boy. He’s always asking how things are made, and he’ll often try to get the others to stick around to take something apart.
Introducing the first Yummiloo app, Rainbow Power!
Join the Yum Yums as they head to their annual carnival, but the Rainbow Machine that powers the carnival is empty. Harvest as many different colored foods as possible to get the Yummiloo carnival working again!
In this food-based educational game, kids learn the basics of food identification and nutritional curriculum through fun and dynamic gameplay.
Yummiloo shows and games feature irresistible characters and dynamic gameplay while simultaneously helping kids set the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating. In the Yummiloo Rainbow Power game, kids help the Yum Yums get their carnival running by powering up the Rainbow Machine, a huge generator that runs on different colored foods. The Yummiloo narrator says, “just like it takes all the colored foods to power the rainbow machine, it takes all the colored foods to power you.”
The Rainbow Power concept, also known as ‘Eating A Rainbow,’ is based on the fact that different colored fruits and vegetables have different vitamins and minerals that keep you healthy, so eating fruits and veggies in a variety of colors supplies kids with a broad range of nutrients. Kids love variety, and it’s certainly fun for the eyes!
The color of each fruit and vegetable is created by phyto-chemicals that benefit the human body in different ways. Along with moderate levels of the essential mineral manganese, vitamin C, vitamin K and dietary fiber, blueberries provide a healthy dose of phyto-nutrients, helping to lower the levels of bad cholesterol, regulate blood sugar, as well as potentially reducing the risk of heart disease.
Happy 2014 from the Yum Yums! To celebrate the New Year we’re offering lots of fun ways to make this your healthiest year yet:
· Yummiloo Rainbow Power app (FREE in the iOS app store between 1/10 and 1/16) – Learn all about the importance of eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables with our award-winning game app.
· Tips and Activities (below) – Download the tips and activities below that encourage healthy eating for the whole family.
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Enjoy these activities with your kids, including fun offline challenges, coloring pages and even a smoothie recipe!
Here’s a handy Rainbow Power Daily Chart – a coloring page on which you and your family can track the colors you eat each day. Simply print it out and fill in the colors as you eat them!
For some fun offline, try these two activities – one at the supermarket, and one at home.
With ‘Build A Rainbow’ kids can try collecting a rainbow basket of food to match your grocery list, and even try to find them in the correct ‘color order.’
In ‘Find It,’ kids have to search and find things in the Land of Yummiloo – even fruit floating in the Great Smoothie River!
With the following downloadable coloring pages, kids can imagine their own delicious concoction, draw Beany’s party mobile, and learn to make a fresh rainbow smoothie!