This Game From Utah State University Has Children Eating More Veggies

Utah State University is encouraging children to play with their food – with surprising results. Created by Heidi Wengreen, a professor in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, the game FIT increases children’s vegetable and fruit intake through role play.

Every day, the game’s superheroes, known as Field Intensive Trainees (FITs), give the students a new school-wide goal, such as eating more vegetables to power the ship. The game has doubled the student’s vegetable eating.

Because FIT is low-cost and does not require technology, the game is accessible for schools to eventually program themselves.

Read more about the FIT game and its success here.

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