Five Fun Computer Games that Teach Your Kids About Healthy Eating

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November 7, 2012 by thehealthyheartcenter

1. Blast Off– create a meal plan to fuel your spaceship to get to planet power

http://www.fns.usda.gov/multimedia/Games/Blastoff/BlastOff_Game.html

2. Quintricious- Place the falling foods in the correct food group

http://school.fueluptoplay60.com/tools/nutrition-education/games/littled/quintricious.php

3. Matching Meals Memory Game– match the correct two foods until you’ve revealed the secret message.

http://www.nourishinteractive.com/kids/healthy-games/15-matching-meals-food-groups-game

4. DW’s Supermarket Adventure– help DW from the PBS show Arthur shop for groceries.

http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/supermarket/

5. Sesame Street Color Me Hungry– place the foods into catagories according to colors.

http://pbskids.org/sesame/games/colormehungry.html

Remember, children should get 60 minutes of physical activity per day.  Have them play these computer games for a maximum of 20 minutes per day to avoid a couch potato

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Dr. Wali Gauvin

Kendra Fink RD CPT

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