[Health] [Sugar-devel] New activity from OLPC France
Dr. Gerald Ardito
gerald.ardito at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 10:22:02 EDT 2011
The type of lab notebook activity you describe could be extended beyond the
cooking area. I can see students using this for all kinds of scientific
My two cents.
On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 7:47 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 11:24 AM, Stefanie Nobel
> <stefanie.nobel at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I’m glad to present you a new project from OLPC France. For the next six
> > months we will develop a new playful software, which aims at educating
> > children about a healthier nutrition.
> > In this game children are taking care of an avatar by providing him with
> > meals, which they have to prepare before. By doing so the children are
> > to learn the importance of good nutrition for their healthy.
> > The game will be supported by Danone Research. They will not only finance
> > the project but also share their great knowledge on this topic with us.
> > We’re just at the begining of the development but here is a short
> > description of our first ideas:
> > The game will be split in two parts:
> > In one part the children can create their own recipes in a virtual
> > environment, similar to a “cook studio”. There is also the possibility to
> > share these recipes with other children.
> > The other part is for validation: Here the meal will be “validated” by
> > avatar, (for example, a reaction might be, that the avatar can’t do
> > because he has not sufficient energy).
> > So at first we will have to define the relevant parameters, which you
> > to consider when you validate a healthy meal, for example:
> > The need of the different nutritional values,
> > The nutritional value of the aliment
> > In natural and organic state and
> > after the preparation of the meal
> > The activities, the avatar/child do/did during the day
> > The season and the weather
> > The times of the meals during the day(this has an impact on the gain of
> > food)
> > The health of the avatar/child
> > The extent of hygienic conditions when preparing the food
> > The next step will be to collect all those information and integrate it
> > a rough logic.
> > So don’t hesitate to comment about this project and share your thoughts.
> > We appreciate all kinds of input!
> FWIW, several of us have been thinking about a different angle on a
> cooking activity, one more geared towards chemistry and the science of
> the kitchen: getting the kids to experiment with recipes, for example,
> changing the 'resting time' when making noodles from flour and water,
> and observing how this changes the consistency, flavor, etc. The
> Activity would be more like a lab notebook and set of simple data
> analysis tools than anything else, but then the kids could presumably
> photograph their results with their XO and share their successes and
> failures, and aggregate data more widely. It be interesting to fold in
> nutrition into the mix: does Danone have data we can use re how
> cooking impacts the foods we eat?
> > Stefanie
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