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Jeb Bush Takes Latest Jab At Anti-Obesity Video Game

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush last week unveiled his health care plan, and in it he ridicules research funded by the National Institutes of Health – specifically, smartphone games intended to teach healthy eating habits.

Bush didn’t name the company behind that game in his proposal, but Republican Representative Matt Salmon did: Houston-based Archimage. In July, Salmon introduced a bill that would strip funding from video games teaching “food parenting practices,” including Archimage’s game “Kiddio.”

Here & Now’s Robin Young talks with the people behind the games at the center of this controversy: Richard Buday of Archimage and  Tom Baranowski of Baylor College of Medicine. Their game is still in development and is now named “Mommio.”

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