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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Childhood Obesity Prevention

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: What serious video games can offer child obesity prevention

item Thompson, Deborah

Submitted to: JMIR Serious Games
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: June 13, 2014
Publication Date: July 16, 2014
Citation: Thompson, D.J. 2014. What serious video games can offer child obesity prevention. JMIR Serious Games. 2(2):e8.

Technical Abstract: Childhood obesity is a worldwide issue, and effective methods encouraging children to adopt healthy diet and physical activity behaviors are needed. This viewpoint addresses the promise of serious video games, and why they may offer one method for helping children eat healthier and become more physically active. Lessons learned are provided, as well as examples gleaned from personal experiences.

Last Modified: 10/6/2015
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