Vector City Racers aims to combat childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is a big problem in the US, and Vector Entertainment and the Childhood Obesity Foundation are teaming up to try and do something about it. Enter Vector City Racers, a casual multiplayer online game and community that seeks to teach kids aged six to twelve about eating healthily.

The game is in closed beta right now, but you can still check out the site and experience the game for yourself. We hopped on there for a few minutes and didn't find anything that would help obese kids. There weren't any health tips or motivational phrases laying around, and we didn't avoid the accursed chocolate chip monsters or anything, so we're wondering just how Vector City Racers plans to combat childhood obesity. Maybe that information will be available after the beta.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.