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The Hungry Games


The Hungry Games is a public engagement activity developed by the Biochemical Society, Royal Society of Biology and Nutrition Society, focussing on nutrition and food security.


By playing exciting card games, learn about the various nutrients found in the foods we eat and how production of these foods affects the environment. 


Using stickers and other craft materials create your own plate of food – how many nutrients can you fit on your plate?


Find out more about the activity on our blog. 


Links and further information

McCance and Widdowson’s composition of foods gives detailed information of the nutritional content of the foods we eat.


The Food Standard Agency’s Food Portion Sizes gives recommended portion sizes.


Daily reference values for micronutrients.

The traffic light system for food labelling in the UK helps us to choose foods as part of a balanced diet.


The WWF Livewell Initiative gives information on a healthy and sustainable diet. gives information about global food security.


The World Health Organisation has more information about the definition of food security. 


Check out this video about food waste from the Royal Society of Biology.

The Crunch is the Wellcome Trusts 2016 initiative. Take part in exciting events and activities and think about how our food, health and the planet are all interconnected.


Check out this infographic about the amount of food wasted globally and in the UK.


The Biochemical Society, Royal Society of Biology and Nutrition Society would like to give special thanks to Dr Glenys Jones RNutr, Association for Nutrition and Suzanna Abraham, MRC Human Nutrition Unit for their specialist nutrition expertise and advice.


Find out where you can play The Hungry Games on our events page.


If you would like to volunteer to help at our public engagement events, please email or fill out an expression of interest survey.