Have you got little ones who are reluctant to eat their fruit and veg? There’s now another way to get you children involved with healthy eating by using your Amazon Alexa.

Amazon Alexa is promoting plant-based eating to children with a new song from organic baby food company Sprout Foods. The song is part of an Alexa audio skill, and sings about eating fruits and vegetables, promoting a healthy lifestyle.

The song was made in collaboration with creative agency, Walrus, and the main character is Sophie Sprout. Sophie Sprout is a talking plant, who encourages children to take part in food-themed songs and eating adventures.

Sprout Foods is first company to have a complete plant-based line, with purées and snacks made using chickpeas, lentils and beans. They made the app to promote healthier lifestyles from a young age.

Susan Gerson, a spokesperson for Walrus public relations, said: “Research shows the starting babies on healthy foods early in development helps foster healthy eating habits through life. Teaching a baby to accept savoury and complex flavours, like leafy greens, can be challenging when young palates naturally gravitate towards sweet fruits.

“With Sprout’s new Amazon audio skill, parents can now ask for songs and sounds that help make mealtimes engaging and exciting for babies and toddlers, without the use of screens on smartphones and tablets.”

There are plans to make an app that works on Google Home, enabling use on more platforms.

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