Food Safety in Second Life

Food Safety October 21, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

Virtual Food Safety Game

The Virtual Food Inspector Game was created in Second Life® to teach participants about foodborne hazards. Since the use of virtual communities for adult education is relatively new to research, this project dealt with the feasibility and effectiveness of engaging adults with a media in which they feel comfortable. The activity was created to allow participants to travel around the virtual kitchen and locate hazards in much the same manner as a real life food inspector. Participants reported positively about their user experience, the educational content, and the social aspects of the module.




Outside of the Diner used for the Virtual Food Insector Game. Avatars playing the Virtual Food Inspector Game in Second Life.


All images are screen shots of Second Life content by Kristen Woods.

You can learn more about the project by viewing the slide show from the 2010 National Extension Technology Conference and the promotional video below..



To visit the diner in Second Life® go to  . For more information about eXtension in Second Life® go to eXtension in Virtual Worlds (Second Life).


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.