MYbody Education Charitable Trust

  Wellington
Organisation page created in the Education category

The Trust will develop an interactive simulation game empowering kids to think about their diet and consequently make better choices

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Tired of telling your kids to eat their greens?

The MYbody trust is building a fun and interactive game to teach kids how food can nourish (or deplete!) their bodies.

Help us reach our November target of $30,000!

Belgian-born project manager Inge Mautz-Cooreman teamed up with nutrition (Ben Warren - BePure), education and gaming experts (Stephen Knightly- Ingame) to develop the interactive simulation game MYbody. Using experiential learning and game psychology, children will play different scenarios about how various foods interact with different organs. In order to progress in the game, they will have to understand the consequences of their own decision on their body and energy levels.

We’re co-designing the MYbody with a focus group of [10-14] year olds who’ll make sure we develop a game fit for purpose!

Why? Telling kids some foods are good or bad for them has no impact unless they understand how their stomach, liver, blood, small and large intestines deal with food. They’ll only be motivated to change eating habits when they can see the relevance to their daily life.

By playing this simulation game, our kids will be empowered to think about what they eat and make positive changes for a long, healthy and energetic life.

The game will be free, and available online using most devices and computers. The Ministry of Education will, along with our other partners, distribute the game to NZ primary and secondary schools.

Hungry for more? www.mybodygame.nz

All funds will be used for the development of the MYbody game.

Organisation details

Belgium-born project director Inge Mautz-Cooreman drew on her experience as a mother, public policy researcher and project manager when setting up The MYbody Education charitable trust. The goal of the charity is to develop an interactive simulation game teaching kids how food affects their body and mind. Inge has teamed up with nutrition, education and gaming experts to show kids how food travels through the body and gets used as fuel. This creative digital experience aims to transform their thinking and change behavior around food.

Our experts are guided by our focus group of kids aged [10-14] who’ll make sure we develop a game fit for purpose!

The game will be free, and available online using most devices and computers. The Ministry of Education will, along with our other partners, distribute the game to NZ primary and secondary schools.

The trust aims to raise $230,000 through fundraising and collaboration with social conscious NZ companies and philanthropists.

See you for more information on our website!

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This organisation page was created on 03 Oct 2017.

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