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Research Project: Childhood Obesity Prevention

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Response to a comment on Cullen K "From Squires Quest! II: A serious video game intervention": Methodological issues

Author
item Cullen, Karen - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)
item Thompson, Deborah - Debbe

Submitted to: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/12/2017
Publication Date: 10/1/2017
Citation: Cullen, K.W., Thompson, D.J. 2017. Response to a comment on Cullen K "From Squires Quest! II: A serious video game intervention": Methodological issues [Letter to the Editor]. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 49(9):798.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: In response to comments about our article, "Meal-specific dietary changes from Squires Quest! II: a serious video game intervention," we concur that studies on video game interventions are important. A future study with a control group receiving no video game intervention and the collection of potential family (parental food preferences and eating behaviors) and school influences as suggested by the authors could address the impacts of these environmental factors on children's fruit and vegetable intakes. We appreciate the author(s)' interest in the use of behavioral theory–based serious video games for children. Progress in this area of research should make an effective contribution to improving children's dietary behaviors.