In July, we reported that Boulder-based Zisboombah.com was a front-runner in Michelle Obama's contest for the best kids' nutrition technology application. The winner of that contest was up for a $10,000 grand prize.
Public voting for the best app closed on August 14, and after Obama and a panel of experts combed through a hundred submissions, they selected Zisboombah.com as the winner -- and recipient of the hefty check.
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The website, launched by Karen Laszlo last November, encourages kids to build their own healthy meals through activities and games. Once they do, that meal is sent by e-mail to the parents, who can use it to reward healthy choices.
Now that the company has come into a little more cash, it plans to expand the activities on the website and launch a nutrition-education curriculum to be used in elementary schools.
"It has been a wild ride," says Brandon Saranik, who works in marketing at Zisboombah.com. "But we're not stopping here."