Seasonal Sammy was designed to introduce young users age 4-7 to the concept of seasonal food and nutrition education through engaging coloring content led by Sammy, a cute and quirky NYC rat and his best friend Penelope the pigeon. Sammy was created by SIMMER, a branch of Tech Incubator at Queens College (TIQC), is a tech and food collaboration uniting students from multidisciplinary fields to create food and health related technologies. This childhood nutritional education app was created in summer 2019 by Queens College students from the FNES department and the tech incubator--a diverse and talented crew.
Childhood Nutrition Education Matters
Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States putting children and adolescents at risk for poor health. Obesity prevalence among children and adolescents is still too high.
Meet Sammy & Penelope
I'm a hungry and quirky NYC rat. I spend most days with my best friend Penelope, she's a pigeon. We search New York City for healthy and yummy seasonal foods. From Coney Island in the summer to Central Park in the winter we go everywhere for diverse foods. Join our tasty team and color us getting our snack on!
I’m Penelope, Sammy’s BFF and foodie co-pilot on our eating adventures. We are both big snackers and love trying new food like dragon fruit in Chinatown and figs on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. I’m glad you can have fun coloring all our menus and learn cool stuff about nutrition as well. So yummy!
Q & A's with Childhood Wellness Experts
The Seasonal Sammy team interviewed a select group of nutrition experts to get their perspective on combating childhood obesity through tech and traditional methods. See What Our Experts Say
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