Food Gaming For Active aGeing
Food Gaming For Active Ageing (FG4AG) aims to promote good eating habits among seniors through the use of innovative games. Nutrition is an essential aspect of people’s health and well-being that cannot be neglected. It is necessary to emphasize the importance of good nutrition and better daily habits, which allow to improve the quality of life at all ages, especially for the elderly, also having positive effects in the prevention of cognitive decline.
Moreover, the project aims to promote social inclusion through the acquisition of ICT skills, for this reason an online platform is developed containing good nutritional practices and more. FG4AG creates innovative serious games to support the learning of good nutrition and lifestyle habits. This educational program provides information and advices on good eating habits that older and older people should adopt in order to have a healthy life and live independently as long as possible. The project has a double positive impact on the participants: on the one hand the educational program teaches them how to have good eating habits, with benefits on their physical health and on the other hand the project’s serious games allows the participants to train their cognitive skills and ward off the risks of cognitive dementia.
While traditional motivation strategies usually fail to involve learners in the training courses, FG4AG creates 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 develops serious games for the project.