Developing a habit of eating healthy from childhood itself is necessary. And if such a habit can be imparted with the help of something that interests the children, then it’s even better. This is why a group of researchers from the University of Exeter in the UK has developed a computer game to help children eat healthy food.
The game involves pressing a button when seeing the healthy food and not reacting when unhealthy foods are displayed.
“The sight of foods like chocolate can activate reward centers in the brain at the same time as reducing activity in self-control areas. Our training encourages people to make a new association – when they see unhealthy food, they stop.” One of the developers of the game said.