IMDEA Food Institute, within the framework of EIT Food‘s #AnnualFoodAgenda project, has developed the #IMDEAFoodGamers platform, a new way of discovering the science of nutrition through gamification. This new space will allow participants to discover the importance of caring for the intestinal microbiota and the value of precision nutrition for our health, through two interactive games developed in collaboration with researchers from the centre.
The PhD Jose María Ordovás and Lidia Daimiel, researchers from the Precision Nutrition and Obesity Programme at IMDEA Food and international benchmarks in Precision Nutrition, have provided scientific advice on the development of the “Feed Your Genes” game to raise awareness of how a healthy diet also depends on our genetics.
Laura Judit Marcos, PhD and researcher in the Computational Biology group at IMDEA Food has developed, together with the Communication team, the game “Bichindario” whose dynamic consists of learning how to build the best bacteria neighborhood to guarantee the health of our intestinal microbiota.
IMDEA Food develops its scientific activity around Precision Nutrition, a health strategy aimed at preventing and treating chronic diseases of high prevalence in our society such as cancer, obesity, ageing and cardiovascular diseases.
In the coming years, Precision Nutrition will play a major role as a preventive tool in public health, a responsibility of any society to ensure its well-being and in the long term to alleviate the health care burden of chronic nutrition-related diseases.
Our life expectancy and its quality result from a complex equation that combines genetic and environmental factors, among which nutrition is an essential and modifiable component with great impact on genetic regulation and microbiota.
Thus, food interacts with our genes and their programming, and this interaction also influences the way our body responds to food and the development or prevention of certain diseases.
As a member of the EIT Food consortium, IMDEA Food has been coordinating the communication project #AnnualFoodAgenda since 2019. This project aims to connect with consumers, especially the younger generations, through various informative activities to encourage critical thinking about the food we eat today and to inspire people to follow a healthy diet that contributes to better health and conscious eating that contributes to the sustainability of the planet.
Both games are available through www.imdeafoodgamers.com platform with a free access from any pc, mobile or tablet device.
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