UNICEF LAUNCHES FREE APP THAT CONVERTS YOUR DAILY STEPS INTO LIFE-SAVING NUTRITION
So I got a fit-bit from my elder sister last month; and it has been a daily discipline to strive to reach daily step requirements among other things. So to discover that I can take my daily walks and help save the life of another child makes it all the more interesting and fulfilling; adding purpose to my fitness quest.
The UNICEF Kid Power app, now available for iOS and Android, tracks your activity through your smartphone — the iPhone's Health app, for example — or through your Jawbone, Apple Watch, or other fitness trackers connected to your phone. Every 2,500 steps you take earns you a point, and 10 points "unlock" a ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) package that UNICEF, through the program's sponsors, will deliver to a child with severe acute malnutrition.The objective is to get even more kids involved in saving lives and to be more active, even if they can't get a Kid Power band. And now with the app, adults can get in on the action, too.
To ensure ease of access and use; it is connected to applications and platforms already in use. Currently, 170,000 students are in the school program, receiving Kid Power bands and participating in all 50 states.