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Aug 10, 2021

Food Fight: Business-savvy Cashmere students' card game takes off

Four Christchurch high school students are on a mission to educate children about what really goes into their food.

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Food Fight is a fun, educational card game created by Cashmere High School year 13 students Oakley Inkersell, Rosa Kelly, Aljaž Smrekar and Jack Carran in response to child obesity in New Zealand.

Their Young Enterprise Scheme business studies project has been such a hit in the last few months that it can now be found in selected supermarkets and schools.

Inkersell is Food Fight's chief executive: “When I was younger I was overweight and I didn’t know anything about nutrition," he said.

"I wish I had a resource like Food Fight to educate me as a kid and to know what it did to my body.”

 

Kelly said there was not enough education in schools in relation to nutrition.

“It’s one of the core problems for the child obesity crisis in New Zealand,” she said.

“With this game, we feel like it’s a fun and interactive way to teach kids about nutrition and in schools, children will have more control over their health.”

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