Margaret Malochleb

Margaret Malochleb

Action game improves kids’ food choices

A mobile action game based on implicit learning significantly improved food choices among 10- and 11-year-olds, concluded a study conducted by researchers at Carnegie Mellon Univer-sity, Hofstra University, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (CCP), and several international organizations.

In the game, an avatar fights robots that represent unhealthy foods, with the avatar’s speed and body shape changing in response to the food it eat…

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Margaret Malochleb, Associate Editor, [email protected]
Margaret Malochleb