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Theme Park Kitchen

Theme Park Kitchen supports food safety learning for middle school youth. This fun, multi-level game teaches safe food handling, including handwashing, cooking foods to the proper temperature and avoiding cross-contamination.

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We all love eating, but what about making food? Have you mastered the kitchen practices that keep you safe?

Play to learn how to avoid cross-contamination with your coworkers while exploring different kitchen stations and worlds!

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Keep It Fun

  • Cook meat to the appropriate temperature.
  • Wash hands properly
  • Avoid cross-contamination.
  • Keep surfaces clean.
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Your Team

Use your team to keep the food safe and the people happy. Make sure they have fun at Theme Park Kitchen.

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New Technologies for Ag Extension

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Copyright 2023, New Mexico State University Board of Regents. Theme Park Kitchen was developed by New Mexico State University Innovative Media Research and Extension and its Learning Games Lab.

Theme Park Kitchen received funding from Extension Foundation USDA-NIFA New Technology for Ag Extension (NTAE) at the Expansion phase. NTAE is a grant program generously supported by the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and administered through a partnership between Oklahoma State University and the Extension Foundation (EXF).

The original Ninja Kitchen game was produced by the NMSU Learning Games Lab in collaboration with Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, professor and Extension specialist at Rutgers University and innovative educator in nutrition and food safety. It was supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2007-51110-03813.

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