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Blast off with Space Chef

Have you tried Hawaiian Turkey Sliders? Quesadilla Con Huevos? How about a Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake? Space Chef has, and he wants you to try them too! Space Chef, developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley, is a fast-paced action game designed to provide the starting point needed to build healthy meals using simple, readily available, and nutritious ingredients. Space Chef requires quick thinking and even quicker fingers as you race against the clock to sort through an array of ingredients and construct healthy recipes. Along the way, you’ll unlock food factoids, discover new Space Chef robots, and have access to over 60 healthy recipes. Start your intergalactic grocery list today...those Sweet Potato Blueberry Squares won’t make themselves!

Even in space, healthy eating starts with good choices. Space Chef helps reinforce healthy food choices and tasty combinations to build awareness for eaters of all ages. All recipes used in the app were modeled from the healthy recipe collection at the “What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl” website. To help kids learn more about health and the human body, try out the other apps from the Lawrence Hall of Science funded by the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award program. This free app is available for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.

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“Space Chef” Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the information collected by Lawrence Hall of Science (“we,” “us” or “our”) through our mobile application “Space Chef.”

We do not collect any personal data with “Space Chef.” When you download and use “Space Chef,” we don’t require you to provide any data, and we do not collect any information about you or your device.

“Space Chef” complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. We do not knowingly collect personal data of any kind from users of any age.

Users may contact us via email if they have questions about “Space Chef.” We may receive a user’s email address and other information about a user if the user submits that information to us through email. We will only use this information to respond to any inquiries from the user.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about our privacy policy and practices, e-mail us at lhsdevelopment@lists.berkeley.edu.

“Space Chef” Technical Support

For technical help: If you’re having issues with “Space Chef” or would like to report any bugs, e-mail us at lhsdevelopment@lists.berkeley.edu.

Having trouble with sound?

If you cannot hear music or game sounds: You may need to increase your volume, flip the mute switch on the side of your device, or on the bottom of the “Space Chef” title screen, you’ll see a speaker and a music icon: tap these icons and make sure the music and/or sound icon is not crossed out.

Hardware Requirements

  • iPhone and iPad iOS 7 and up
  • Android phone or pad

Funding Credits and Awards

SEPA Science Education Science Award Supported by the National Institutes of Health

This project was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award program under award number 5R25OD010543-02. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author and do not reflect the views of NIH.

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The Hall is honored to have surpassed one million downloads for all our iOS apps. Thanks for your support and for recommending our apps to your friends!

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