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Title:The Food Game
Pub. date: 2008
Edition: 1st
Includes: Game - 4 game board plates, 4 player pieces, spinner & instruction booklet
Audience: Parents, Children
Language: English
Description:The Food Game is designed to allow parents to instill a healthier eating lifestyle in their children. The game, to be played at mealtime, creates a fun atmosphere to accompany the introduction of healthier foods to children.
Developer: Beth Loiselle, RD
Assessment instrument Used? No
Use Restrictions: May not copy.
Reviewers Comments:

The Food Game is designed to make family meals an enjoyable experience and encourage children to try new foods. The game is intended to be played at mealtime, with different spaces on the game board color-coded to represent different foods to try. The parent or educator will need to prepare 3 items in advance of the game – a vegetable or fruit, a protein, and a rice or starch. Twelve sample menus with some recipes are provided. Recipes do not include nutrition information.

This game may be a fun way to introduce new foods to young children. SNAP-Ed providers can use this game during snack time with small groups of children. Since no nutrition information is provided, educators may want to add a nutrition education component, teaching children about the new foods. It would work best with preschool age children. Only two to four people can play at once, so The Food Game will not work well for larger families who want to eat together. Meal tips and advice for introducing new foods are included in the instruction booklet.

Borrow it from the National Agricultural Library (NAL)
SNAP staff/SNAP-Ed providers can borrow materials from NAL through interlibrary loan.
    NAL Call No.: Game no. 85
    Go to Request Library Materials
View/download files: 
Game Overview Web site (HTML):
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: The Food Game
    Mail: 1619 Bypass Road
Winchester, KY 40391
    Phone: 859-771-5976
    Cost: 0.00 per
    Avail. in Qty: No
    Bulkrate:Currently unavailable to be ordered online. Can be checked out through library.

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