Food Gaming For Active aGeing (FG4AG) aims at promoting good nutrition habits among seniors by proposing innovative game solutions to explain nutrition. Nutrition is an important aspect of individuals’ health and well-being that can’t be bypassed.
It is essential to stress the importance of good nutrition and how better dietary habits and lifestyle can increase the quality of life at all ages, especially for older people, even having positive effects in preventing cognitive decline.
Moreover, the second main the objective of FG4AG project is to boost social inclusion through the acquisition of ICT skills. In fact, the project promotes active and healthy ageing through the development of a digital platform, Serious Games and an online Nutrition Guide. While traditional motivation strategies usually fail to involve learners in the training courses, FG4AG will create innovative serious games to support seniors’ learning of good nutrition habits. In fact, it has been demonstrated that Serious Games are a good motivating tool with beneficial effects in improving cognitive functions in healthy older adults.
VITECO is responsible for hosting the project website and the platform for the nutrition games. Moreover, VITECO will develop serious games for the project.