[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] New activity from OLPC France

Stefanie Nobel stefanie.nobel at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 22 05:00:12 EDT 2011

Hi Walter,

That’s an interesting point. At the beginning I also had something more like
an experimental cook studio in mind. During my research I found some funny
things, like making an own pH indicator with red cabbage, a natural pH
indicator that changes colors according to the acidity of the solution
you’re mixing with. For example when you fry your egg with a little red
cabbage juice the egg becomes green. I found several other good, but for the
moment I am not sure how to include it in our game.

But concerning your question I can only offer a database with prepared
aliments and their nutritional values. As far as I know, there is no rule of
thumb how cooking impacts food. The impact depends on the aliment. I am
currently looking for more information on this topic, so when I find
anything I will let you know.

2011/4/18 Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>

>  On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 11:24 AM, Stefanie Nobel
> <stefanie.nobel at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > 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!
> >
> FWIW, several of us have been thinking about a different angle on a
> cooking activity, one more geared towards chemistry and the science of
> the kitchen: getting the kids to experiment with recipes, for example,
> changing the 'resting time' when making noodles from flour and water,
> and observing how this changes the consistency,  flavor, etc. The
> Activity would be more like a lab notebook and set of simple data
> analysis tools than anything else, but then the kids could presumably
> photograph their results with their XO and share their successes and
> failures, and aggregate data more widely. It be interesting to fold in
> nutrition into the mix: does Danone have data we can use re how
> cooking impacts the foods we eat?
> regards.
> -walter
> >
> > Stefanie
> >
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> >
> --
> Walter Bender
> Sugar Labs
> http://www.sugarlabs.org
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