Food and Nutrition

Veggie Bots Make Healthy Food Fun for Kids

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By Mark Bishop, Deputy Director

I want to play with my food.

I try to make eating and cooking with my son more fun. We cook together; taste; try new things... but maybe we don’t play with our food enough. There’s a man out there trying to change all that.

According to the Oklahoman, inventor Lee Bayless created Veggie Bots, which turns vegetables like carrots, celery, cucumbers and radishes into building blocks. His invention has been patented but is not yet available to the public.

Forget the Happy Meals, Tinkertoys and Magna-Tiles (my son loves these). How about playing with your carrots and then eating the final product?

My one request to Lee: Bring this product to market. You have at least one guaranteed sale here in Chicago.