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The USDA wants you to eat less fat
Food Fight is set during a 1991 Congressional hearing that evaluated the USDA’s development of the Food Pyramid, a document that angered various agribusiness groups and some nutrition experts. This Open Access Reacting Game can be used in food and nutrition general education science courses and introductory chemistry and biology courses. Food Fight has also been used in courses that explore graphic representations of data and in public policy courses because it deals with conflicts of interest in government policy and the role of lobbyists and the press in those debates.
Using the Game
Class Size and Scalability
Confirmed instructors who are not yet members can access basic instructor materials. Reacting Consortium members can access all downloadable materials (including expanded and updated materials) below. You will be asked to sign in before downloading.
Students need a Gamebook, which includes directions, resources, and historical content.
A paperback version is available through UNC Press. You can also buy and download the digital version straight from the Reacting Consortium website for $10.
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6174-2
Role Sheets and Name Tents
Students also need a Role Sheet, which contains biographical information, role-specific resources or assignments, and their character's secret victory objectives.
.zip file of .pdf files.
VERSIONS 4.6 and 4.6a. .zip file of .docx files.
The Instructor's Manual includes guidance for assigning roles, presenting historical context, assignments, activities and discussion topics, and more.
VERSION 4.7c. .docx file.
Susan K. Henderson
Susan K. Henderson is Professor Emeritus at Quinnipiac University. She is author of several Reacting game modules on science and public policy.
David E. Henderson
David E. Henderson is Professor Emeritus at Trinity College (Connecticut). He is author of several Reacting game modules on science, public policy, and religion.
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