Young Foodie Game
Making cooking fun and easy for young people
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Young Foodie Game is a community health education initiative that aims to solve the problem of unhealthy eating among young people. The project will develop a cooking game and an interactive mobile app featuring healthy recipes, food trivia and tips to engage young people to cook and learn about food in their homes-all while having fun with their friends! This game will be available from the project website, through community service agencies and local health stores and cafes in Camberwell, and later promoted and available for the wider Victorian community.
Almost one in four evening meals in Australia are prepared outside the home (Sensis, 2009). Cooking has become a lost life skill among young people due to the easy access to pre-cooked meals, busy and time-poor family households, dining out trend and lack of knowledge and food preparation skills. The game will improve food literacy and cooking skills among 20-24 year olds who comprise the largest age group in Camberwell; promote healthy food habits, self management of diet especially in youth living with a chronic condition, avoid diet related health issues such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and eating disorders.