Great Snackington is a game about a community where healthy food can be hard to find, while the neighbouring community of Little Snackingon is a place where unhealthy food is hard to find. In each village, you can search for the green salad hidden within Great Snackington and the burger and chips in Little Snackington. While searching for meals in Great and Little Snackinton, you will not only learn what researchers are discovering about how our food choices are shaped by where we live, work and play; but that many of these influences can work together to shape our food choices over time, making our overall diets unhealthy and increasing our risk of diet related diseases.
We will be taking this game into a primary school and have a presentation around the topics of research that it highlights. It is a way to reach out to a younger age group and show them the importance of awareness when it comes to unhealthy foods that are more prevalent in advertising and shops and how to be aware of it and look for the healthier alternatives.
University of Cambridge
Date and venue
Late September 2019
One session for one school which will be arranged with school prior to event
4pm – 7pm
Ages 8-11 years old
Year 5 or 6 (c.30 children)
Tarra Penney – http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/tarra-penney/