The Michigan State University Extension's Family Nutrition Program along with the MSU Communication Technology Laboratory developed the "Fantastic Food Challenge" CD-ROM. The program includes four interactive games set up like popular game shows such as "The Price Is Right."
The CD-ROM was originally designed to teach people who receive federal nutrition aid to make the most of their food. The games teach lessons such as choosing the right foods, serving size, proper storage of food and how to get the most for your money.
Brian Winn of MSU's communication program says teachers have also expressed interest in using the interactive games in the classroom. He says it's a more fun way to learn about nutrition than the traditional food charts.
Developers of the program will begin testing to see if the games actually help people modify their lifestyles and make healthier choices. If you would like more information on the "Fantastic Food Challenge," you can call 517-353-9102.