[IAEP] New activity from OLPC France

Ian Thomson IanT at spc.int
Sun Apr 17 17:50:04 EDT 2011

Hi Stefanie,


This sounds like a great game. Will it be customizable to various


I come from the Pacific and the diet here is quite different from that
in say India or Africa.


We have a great problem in the region with obesity leading to high rates
of diabetes caused by a combination of high levels of poor quality of
food (e.g. white rice and fatty meat) and little exercise. Educating
children about the nutritional value of food is a good addition to
efforts to improve the situation.


Ian Thomson

ICT Outreach Section 

Economic Development Division

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

B.P. D5 - Noumea Cedex - 98848

New Caledonia


Phone +687-265419


Fax +687 26 38 18

http://www.spc.int <http://www.spc.int/> 


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Subject: [IAEP] New activity from OLPC France


I'm glad to present you a new project from OLPC France. For the next six
months we will develop a new playful software, which aims at educating
children about a healthier nutrition.
In this game children are taking care of an avatar by providing him with
meals, which they have to prepare before. By doing so the children are
meant to learn the importance of good nutrition for their healthy.
The game will be supported by Danone Research. They will not only
finance the project but also share their great knowledge on this topic
with us.
We're just at the begining of the development but here is a short
description of our first ideas:
The game will be split in two parts:

*	In one part the children can create their own recipes in a
virtual environment, similar to a "cook studio". There is also the
possibility to share these recipes with other children.
*	The other part is for validation: Here the meal will be
"validated" by the avatar, (for example, a reaction might be, that the
avatar can't do homework because he has not sufficient energy).

So at first we will have to define the relevant parameters, which you
have to consider when you validate a healthy meal, for example:

*	The need of the different nutritional values,
*	The nutritional value of the aliment
*	In natural and organic state and
*	after the preparation of the meal
*	The activities, the avatar/child do/did during the day
*	The season and the weather
*	The times of the meals during the day(this has an impact on the
gain of the food)
*	The health of the avatar/child
*	The extent of hygienic conditions when preparing the food


The next step will be to collect all those information and integrate it
into a rough logic.


So don't hesitate to comment about this project and share your thoughts.

We appreciate all kinds of input!



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