$9M Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Video Game About a Boy Fleeing a Fat Town?
More than $9 million of your taxpayer dollars paid for a video game about a boy who is trying to flee a town full of fat people.
For six years, the National Institutes of Health granted federal money to develop a video game called “Escape from Diab.”
The game features an athletic kid named DeeJay in a town where everyone eats junk food from a vending machine – everything from lard to chips to bread.
The game intends to address obesity and type 2 diabetes in children.
The CDC blames time spent in front of screens as a major contributor to obesity.