Children (and adults alike) can learn more about fruits and vegetables while playing a new card game. Based on a set of standard playing cards, the game features fresh produce available within Australia, with each card showing the nutritional information for 100g of the fruit, vegetable or nuts. The game can be played by players comparing the values of the energy, carbohydrate, protein, fat or dietary fibre in their hands of cards.
The playing cards were launched during National Science Week 2021 (August 14-22). They were developed as part of a CSIRO STEM Professional in Schools “STAM” (Science, Technology, Arts and Maths) project with the commitment and fabulous artwork from Namadgi Primary School students and teachers.
The card suits represent:
- Tropical fruits and nuts;
- Temperate fruits;
- Australian Indigenous fruits, vegetables and nuts; and
Developed by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, the cards were a great way to engage young people in order to raise awareness of the important role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition, food security and health. And provide the community with an educational tool to celebrate the #IYFV2021 and promote Australia’s fruits, vegetables and nuts.