Published on in Vol 1, No 2 (2012): Jul-Dec

A Serious Video Game to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Elementary Aged Youth (Squire’s Quest! II):  Rationale, Design, and Methods

A Serious Video Game to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Elementary Aged Youth (Squire’s Quest! II): Rationale, Design, and Methods

A Serious Video Game to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Elementary Aged Youth (Squire’s Quest! II): Rationale, Design, and Methods


  1. Sparapani V, Fels S, Kamal N, Nascimento L. Conceptual framework for designing video games for children with type 1 diabetes. Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem 2019;27 View
  2. Callender C, Liu Y, Moore C, Thompson D. The baseline characteristics of parents and African American girls in an online obesity prevention program: A feasibility study. Preventive Medicine Reports 2017;7:110 View
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  4. Cullen K, Liu Y, Thompson D. Meal-Specific Dietary Changes From Squires Quest! II: A Serious Video Game Intervention. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 2016;48(5):326 View
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  7. Thompson D, Bhatt R, Vazquez I, Cullen K, Baranowski J, Baranowski T, Liu Y. Creating action plans in a serious video game increases and maintains child fruit-vegetable intake: a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2015;12(1) View
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  9. DeSmet A, Liu Y, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Baranowski T, Thompson D. The effectiveness of asking behaviors among 9–11 year-old children in increasing home availability and children’s intake of fruit and vegetables: results from the Squire’s Quest II self-regulation game intervention. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017;14(1) View
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  11. Cullen K, Thompson D. Response to A Comment on Cullen K “From Squires Quest! II : A Serious Video Game Intervention”: Methodological Issues. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 2017;49(9):798 View
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  19. Thompson D, Cantu D, Bhatt R, Baranowski T, Rodgers W, Jago R, Anderson B, Liu Y, Mendoza J, Tapia R, Buday R. Texting to Increase Physical Activity Among Teenagers (TXT Me!): Rationale, Design, and Methods Proposal. JMIR Research Protocols 2014;3(1):e14 View
  20. Baranowski M, Fiellin P, Gay G, Thompson D. Using What's Learned in the Game for Use in Real Life. Games for Health Journal 2014;3(1):6 View
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  23. Thompson D, Cullen K, Redondo M, Anderson B. Use of Relational Agents to Improve Family Communication in Type 1 Diabetes: Methods. JMIR Research Protocols 2016;5(3):e151 View
  24. DeSmet A, Van Ryckeghem D, Compernolle S, Baranowski T, Thompson D, Crombez G, Poels K, Van Lippevelde W, Bastiaensens S, Van Cleemput K, Vandebosch H, De Bourdeaudhuij I. A meta-analysis of serious digital games for healthy lifestyle promotion. Preventive Medicine 2014;69:95 View
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  29. Thompson D. Talk to Me, Please!: The Importance of Qualitative Research to Games for Health. Games for Health Journal 2014;3(3):117 View
  30. Buday R. Architecture and Imagery: A Profile of Serious Game Developer Archimage, Inc.. Games for Health Journal 2013;2(6):327 View
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Books/Policy Documents

  1. Wilkinson P, Matthews T. Entertainment Computing and Serious Games. View
  2. Pakarinen A, Salanterä S. Developing and Utilizing Digital Technology in Healthcare for Assessment and Monitoring. View