16 September 2016
Serious gaming can help prevent obesity in children and young adults

Limburg youth gaming for health

Joint press release by the Province of Limburg, Maastricht UMC+, 457 Independent, Goal043, GGD Zuid-Limburg and Maastricht Sport.

Getting children and young adults to exercise more through serious gaming: this is the goal of the innovative project 'We BOOSTH Limburg', which is financially supported by the Province of Limburg and will be rolled out soon. Maastricht UMC+ will investigate whether BOOSTH can indeed contribute to lasting behaviour changes. The project will be presented today at Gezonde School ’t Spoor (part of the MosaLira foundation) in Maastricht, after which it will be implemented at several primary schools in Maastricht, Sittard-Geleen, Kerkrade and Venlo. The project was developed by the Centre for Overweight Adolescent and Children's Healthcare (COACH), part of Maastricht UMC+, and two commercial parties: 457 Independent and Goal043.