Something New to Chew On

Something New to Chew On

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Something New to Chew On

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By Cari Martens

Remember when you were little, how your mom was always after you to eat more slowly and chew your food? Maybe you’re going through the same process with your kids now.

Well, moms in Japan can now monitor their children’s chewing electronically. Nitto Kagaku Corp has introduced the Kami Kami Sensor, a device for kids that counts the number of chews/bites a child takes. The fish-shaped gadget with headset beeps every 30 bites and plays a tune every 1,000 bites to get kids in the habit of chewing their food.

There are two versions of the Kami Kami, one for elementary kids and one for middle school-age youngsters. Each retails for about $110. No word yet on whether the Japanese company plans to bring their invention to the USA.

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