How Our Games Teach Nutrition, the Food Pyramid, and Healthy Eating Habits

Written By leoni arima on Friday, March 1, 2013 | 10:11 AM

How Our Games Teach Nutrition, the Food Pyramid, and Healthy Eating Habits
How Our Games Teach Nutrition
Each computer game is created with a balance among learning objectives and the entertainment value.  We consider both to be equally important.  Game rules, challenges, connections and road blocks are well planned to operate together to help the child learn the healthy content. 


Game Design and Objectives

Using computer games to teach children about an important subject is a great way to keep kids engaged with nutrition.  This means that kids can learn and have fun at the same time.  The goal is to engage them so they are interested and ready to learn the information.

Some games are designed to introduce and reinforce a good message along with other games are designed to help the child see how to model and incorporate that behavior into their every day lives.

We use audio support for younger kids who are just learning how to read.  Other games require reading skills to be able to play. 


Kinds of Games Used To Introduce and Teach Nutrition
 We use a variety of game genres to keep a child engaged during the learning process.  healthy foods for kids game
They may have to use either problem solving skills, learn nutrition information in order to advance through the game successfully.   Kids will use the keyboard and the mouse in order to move and manipulate objects withing the game. Our games include:

    puzzles
    sorting activities
    adventure
    arcade
    action
    trivia
    multiple choice

Our team, instructional designers, educators and dietitians work together to introduce the content during play and then reinforce the healthy message throughout the game.  Meet our team!

Each game focuses on one or two key learning objectives so that children can more easily retain the information without getting overwhelmed with too many healthy messages.  
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