Health Games Challenge

Health Games Challenge: May 21-23, 2010!
A Game Jam to mobilize game developers in support of USDA’s Apps for Healthy Kids Challenge

What a weekend! Game developers, kids, dieticians, doctors, public health workers, nutritists, and a lot of healthy snacks ... all worked together to create games featuring USDA data in creative ways to ensourage kids to eat healthier, exercise, and thrive.

Many thanks to our participants at Boston, Seattle, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Albany, Fairfax, Athens, San Francisco, as well as those who worked from home!

Screenshots and games are summarized here. Check them out!

This nationwide event, hosted by the IGDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is a joint initiative of the Games for Health Project and Health Games Research. Both Games for Health and Health Games Research are supported the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Pioneer Portfolio, which seeks out innovative ideas that may lead to significant breakthroughs in the future of health and health care.

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