Healthy Meals Kiosk

by Terri Gilson | Apr 12, 2010
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Summary:

Install a walk-up computer kiosk at the front door of a supermarket. The dynamics would be like that of a wedding or baby shower kiosk. Shoppers who didn't have the time to check their food inventory at home before shopping but had good intentions of creating a nutritious meal could select from menus and print their selection(s). All selections would contain no more that 30% fat/within sodium levels/low sugar, etc. The Main Menu Selections would include: Recipes, Kids, On-The-Go, Diabetec Choices, Heart Healthy, Low sodium, High Protein, Vegetarian, and Ethnic. Once chosen, the next level selection would be much like a recipe box, including: Main Course, Side Dish, Salad, Quick Meals, Dessert, Appetizer, Breads, Snacks, "brown bag lunch", Sandwich, Soups. The next level selection would offer the choice of main ingredients including: Poultry, Beef, Grains, Pasta, Fish, Dairy. There would also be a selection to choose single serving frozen entree's or single items such as yogurt, deli items, bagged snacks, bakery, canned items, or pre-packaged foods. Once the main ingredients are selected, a list of recipes would appear. An example would be: Recipes-Main Course-Chicken. The recipes would list the items needed to purchase to make the meal. It would also contain the nutrition label, serving size, calories, fat, etc. Shopper can then print their recipe. Future enhancements might include coupons for the ingredients, location of ingredient in store, photos, optional side items to complement the recipe, iPhone app for recipes and nutrition label.

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Terri

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Gilson

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Terri

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Gilson

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United States, MN, Hennepin County

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Minnetonka

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United States, MN, Hennepin County

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Minnetonka

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Healthy Meals Kiosk

Describe your idea

Install a walk-up computer kiosk at the front door of a supermarket. The dynamics would be like that of a wedding or baby shower kiosk. Shoppers who didn't have the time to check their food inventory at home before shopping but had good intentions of creating a nutritious meal could select from menus and print their selection(s). All selections would contain no more that 30% fat/within sodium levels/low sugar, etc. The Main Menu Selections would include: Recipes, Kids, On-The-Go, Diabetec Choices, Heart Healthy, Low sodium, High Protein, Vegetarian, and Ethnic. Once chosen, the next level selection would be much like a recipe box, including: Main Course, Side Dish, Salad, Quick Meals, Dessert, Appetizer, Breads, Snacks, "brown bag lunch", Sandwich, Soups. The next level selection would offer the choice of main ingredients including: Poultry, Beef, Grains, Pasta, Fish, Dairy. There would also be a selection to choose single serving frozen entree's or single items such as yogurt, deli items, bagged snacks, bakery, canned items, or pre-packaged foods. Once the main ingredients are selected, a list of recipes would appear. An example would be: Recipes-Main Course-Chicken. The recipes would list the items needed to purchase to make the meal. It would also contain the nutrition label, serving size, calories, fat, etc. Shopper can then print their recipe. Future enhancements might include coupons for the ingredients, location of ingredient in store, photos, optional side items to complement the recipe, iPhone app for recipes and nutrition label.

How do you define your "community"?

Right now, my community is managing my 3 year old!

Tell us how you think the issue of obesity is affecting your community

I think the obesity problem in Minnesota (and the U.S.) is two-fold: we are too busy to create nutritious meals for ourselves and our families, and we do not know about portion control.

Why should your idea be selected?

It would give consumers the freedom to choose foods or recipes specialized for their needs, it would increase revenue for the supermarket(healthy foods/fruits/vegetables tend to be more costly), allow advertisers to promote their products (i.e. General Mills, etc), it would bring in more produce from local farmers,

Martina Yusay said: When I read about this blog I felt so hungry because all foods are nutritious and delicious. Good luck! - Sandra Dyche about this Competition Entry. - 1975 days ago read more >

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