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Review of:

My Personal Plate Master


Image courtesy of:
Washington State Dairy Council
Producer:Washington State Dairy Council
Date Produced:2011
Format(s):
  • Fact Sheet
Audience(s):
  • Middle School (9-12 yrs)
  • High School (13-18 yrs)
  • Young Adults (19-30 yrs)
  • Middle Adults (31-50 yrs)
  • Older Adults (51+)
  • General Consumer
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Professionals
Topic(s):
  • General Nutrition
  • Meal Planning
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
  • Eating Patterns
  • Portion Sizes
  • Healthy Eating Tips
Description:A companion piece for the MyPlate Wheel to help individuals record valuable information discovered by turning the wheel. The Five Food Groups are explored along with helpful tips to meet MyPlate personal goals.
Cost:$.15 for educators outside of Washington and Alaska; free to educators and health professional leaders in Washington and Alaska
Free?Yes/No
Ordering Info:The master is free to download for everyone. Ordering and download is available on www.EatSmart.org.
Web Site:www.EatSmart.org
Comments:You may make copies of this master for audiences.


Content

A. Use of MyPlate/MyPlate or the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Material based substantially on MyPlate or 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
B. Scope
Scope of information appropriate for target audience and essential topics discussed in appropriate detail.
C. Purpose
Purpose of material clearly stated in title or introduction.
D. Organization
Material well-organized and major points presented clearly.
E. Accuracy
Information is accurate and recommendations current with content of MyPlate and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
F. Learner Background
Material does not assume that reader has background information.
G. Learning Objectives
Learning objectives identifiable and met.
H. Learning Activities, Projects, or Interactive Learning Tools
Not applicable.
I. Objectivity/Sponsor Bias
Subject matter presented objectively and fairly. No brand name promotion or obvious sponsor bias.
J. Inclusion of learning objectives, learner activities, instructional aids, lesson plans, evaluation component, identification of required instructional materials, web site with additional materials.
Material includes fewer than three of the above.
K. Recipes (if included)
No recipes are included.

Comments:
There are no recipes included with this particular material. This material refers to www.choosemyplate.gov and www.eatsmart.org where many useful and nutritious recipes can be found.
L. Recipes (if included)
No recipes are included.
M. Instructional Resources
Instructor resources not needed for this material.
N. Credits, References and Resources (Including dates, publisher, etc.)
Current and complete credits, references, and resources listed.
O. Summary
All major ideas summarized or reviewed to reinforce key concepts; summaries easily identified.

Diversity
A. Role Models
Not applicable.

Comments:
This material does not discuss people. Diversity does not apply to this case.
B. Multi-cultural Representation
Not applicable.
C. Different lifestyles and food patterns
Material does not address a variety of values, practices, and/or food patterns representative of different lifestyles, cultures, and socioeconomic levels.

Print Materials
A. Writing Style
Main ideas are clear and flow smoothly.
B. Writing Approach
Writing approach is positive and personal. Active voice is used most of the time.
C. Vocabulary
Vocabulary used is appropriate for intended audience. Minimizes use of technical terms and if used, are defined.

Comments:
Vocabulary is simple to understand. Anyone can read this material and understand the purpose of the lesson.
D. Supportive Illustrations
All of the illustrations contribute to the material and are on the same page as their textual references. Tables and graphs are as simple and easy to read as possible. All information needed in graphs and tables is provided in a form requiring no further explanation.

Comments:
Pictures support the information and help to understand the text.
E. Layout and Design
Color, design, and layout of material are attractive, and stimulate interest, without being too busy. There is good balance between print and blank space.
F. Visual Quality
Paper weight used is heavy enough so that print from one side cannot be seen on the other side. Text is written in a font size that is easy to read, and the main body is not written in capital letters.
G. Headings/Cueing Devices
Clear headings are provided for each topic area. Cueing devices (shading, boxes, arrows, etc.) are used to direct attention to key points.
H. Approximate Reading Level
Reading level is at or below 5th grade level for low-literacy materials. Assessment method provided.


Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
Bright and colorful tool. A great tool for a classroom or to be used during a lecture. A tool is very simple and is very easy to use.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
It would be better if one could see not just part of MyPlate but the whole tool.
C. General Comments
This tool could be easily used in practice. Patients/clients would find it clear, colorful and concise.
D. Overall Summary
It is a colorful resource that does not require any other equipment to present. It is easy to follow and understand. This material can teach many people healthy eating.


Reviewer Rating
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Highly Recommended

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