eHealth 360°. International Summit on eHealth, Budapest, Hungary, June 14-16, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

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Serious Games to Teach Nutrition Education to Children Between 9 to 12 Years Old. Pickit! and Cookit!

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_19,
        author={Alejandro Dominguez-Rodriguez and Elia Oliver and Ausias Cebolla and Sussanna Albertini and Louis Ferrini and Ana Gonzalez-Segura and Enrique Cruz and Karin Kronika and Tomas Nilsen and Cristina Botella and Rosa Ba\`{o}os},
        title={Serious Games to Teach Nutrition Education to Children Between 9 to 12 Years Old. Pickit! and Cookit!},
        proceedings={eHealth 360°. International Summit on eHealth, Budapest, Hungary, June 14-16, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={EHEALTH360},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={Nutritional education Serious game ICT platform Children},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_19}
    }
    
  • Alejandro Dominguez-Rodriguez
    Elia Oliver
    Ausias Cebolla
    Sussanna Albertini
    Louis Ferrini
    Ana Gonzalez-Segura
    Enrique Cruz
    Karin Kronika
    Tomas Nilsen
    Cristina Botella
    Rosa Baños
    Year: 2017
    Serious Games to Teach Nutrition Education to Children Between 9 to 12 Years Old. Pickit! and Cookit!
    EHEALTH360
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_19
Alejandro Dominguez-Rodriguez1,*, Elia Oliver,*, Ausias Cebolla,*, Sussanna Albertini2,*, Louis Ferrini2,*, Ana Gonzalez-Segura3,*, Enrique Cruz3,*, Karin Kronika4,*, Tomas Nilsen5,*, Cristina Botella,*, Rosa Baños,*
  • 1: University of Valencia
  • 2: FVA di Louis Ferrini and C
  • 3: Everis
  • 4: BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH
  • 5: Rogaland School and Business Development Foundation
*Contact email: alejandro.dominguez@uv.es, elia.oliver.gasch@gmail.com, ausias.cebolla.marti@gmail.com, fvaweb@tiscali.it, info@fvaweb.it, ana.gonzalez.segura@everis.com, enrique.cruz.martinez@everis.com, karin.kronika@best.at, thomas@nilsen.com, botella@uji.es, banos@uv.es

Abstract

The current trend of increase in children obesity is worrying governments around the world and urgent actions are requested. The promotion of Nutrition Education in early stages has shown to be a factor to prevent the gain of weight in children. A tool that is gaining popularity in teaching contents to children are the Serious Games. The objective of this paper is to describe two Serious Games, Pickit! and Cookit! that has as objective to teach Nutrition Education to children between 9 to 12 years old. These games form part of the Modifying Eating and Attitudes through Learning platform, a pedagogical tool created for nutritionists and primary school teachers to transfer nutritional knowledge to children. These games contain relevant elements in the design of Serious Games as are avatars, levels and a system of points. It is expected that trough these games the children will increase their nutritional education knowledge.