New Game for Kids: Food Force

Posted by on July 28, 2006

[posted from PA Nutrition Education Network newsletter]

Food Force at is a game focused on teaching children about global hunger. According to the NY Times, ?. . .the fictional Indian Ocean Island of Sheylan has been ravaged by drought and civil war; millions of people need food. The player joins a World Food program team and must airdrop food from a C-130 Hercules; pilot a surveillance chopper, navigate a supply truck through land mines, coordinate shipping prices and prices for beans, rice, and oil on the world market, design a nutritionally balanced food package for the hungry and use food to help rebuild a community.? Food Force was developed by the World Food Program. The website also includes information about what has been happening at various cities and agencies as a result of this game. There are classroom activities associated too.

Also I was at the United Nations on Thursday and noted that of their 10 goals for the new millennium, eradicating extreme poverty and hunger was at the top. All the goals can be found at

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