Fantastic Food Challenge

PIs: Brian Winn, Gayle Coleman

The Fantastic Food Challenge is a compact disc (CD-ROM) with a set of educational, digital games.  The games are designed to motivate young adults to learn about nutrition, food safety, food preparation and comparing food prices.  It has the potential to provide education to a large number of individuals through fun, engaging game play. 

Each of the four games in The Fantastic Food ChallengeThe Great Meal Deal, Store It Safely, What Can You Make, and The Price Makes Sense — is based on a set of educational objectives.  The more players learn or have knowledge of the topics, the greater their chances of improving their scores on the games. 

  • The Great Meal Deal focuses on topics included in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Guide Pyramid such as classifying foods into food groups and identifying serving sizes.  
  • Store It Safely focuses on storing food in the proper location to prevent food-borne illness or food waste.
  • What Can You Make focuses on knowing how to use foods that might be in the kitchen or available from a food program such as the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). 
  • The Price Makes Sense focuses on comparing food prices to get the best buy.
The Fantastic Food Challenge is available from MSU Extension, Family & Consumer Sciences.  It costs $5.00, plus tax and shipping.  To order, contact us at: 

Margaret LaShore
FSNE, EFNEP & BFI Evaluation and Reporting
& FSNE Central Region Training
MSUE Bay County
515 Center Ave., Suite 301
Bay City, MI 48708
Phone: 989-895-4026
FAX: 989-895-4217
CELL: 989-225-3944

The FFC was developed through a partnership between MSU Extension’s Family Nutrition Program and the MSU Communication Technology Laboratory.  The project was partially funded with federal funds from the USDA Food Stamp Program, by way of the Michigan Family Independence Agency and the Family Nutrition Program at Michigan State University.

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