Parents' Guide to

The Incredible Adventures of the Amazing Food Detective

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Kids become detectives to fight childhood obesity.

Game Windows, Mac 2007
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A unique feature of this online game presented by Kaiser Permanente is that it shuts off after 20 minutes, encourages kids to go do something active, and then keeps them out of the game for 60 minutes. The game can be played in English or Spanish. In addition to unlocking Mini games, each mystery links to printable materials including healthy recipes, Internet scavenger hunts, experiments, exercises, and more.

Kaiser Permanente, a leading health maintenance organization, has partnered with Scholastic to distribute this game and related teaching materials and parent guides to 5,000 schools. Teachers and parents interested in these supplemental materials can find them for free on the Web at

Game Details

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Kaiser Permanente
  • Release date: September 28, 2007
  • Genre: Edutainment
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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