National Geographic's Planet Food Game Explores the World Through Food

By: Jana Pijak - Jun 15, 2015
References: education.nationalgeographic
National Geographic's Planet Food platform is an interactive game that helps students to explore the world while learning about food. The two-part game is equipped with a map that informs users of where their food comes from. In addition to customizing a meal and finding out where each of its components originates from, students playing the Planet Food game will also brush up on their geography skills.

Once educated about where their food comes from, students will also be given a chance to learn about "globalization through the geography of food" when participating in the game. When a level of the game is complete, users will be given various badges and can even participate in a virtual chocolate harvesting session that shares a cocoa bean cultivation process along with sales-focused information.