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Title: What serious video games can offer child obesity prevention

item Thompson, Deborah - Debbe

Submitted to: JMIR Serious Games
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/13/2014
Publication Date: 7/16/2014
Citation: Thompson, D.J. 2014. What serious video games can offer child obesity prevention. JMIR Serious Games. 2(2):e8.

Interpretive Summary:

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.