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MyPlate Poster

Image courtesy of:
Washington State Dairy Council
Producer:Washington State Dairy Council
Date Produced:2011
  • Poster
  • Elementary School (6-8 yrs)
  • 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
  • Pregnant/ Lactating Women
  • Child Care Providers
  • Low-Literacy
  • General Nutrition
  • Meal Planning
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
Description:Colorful MyPlate poster asking the question: "What's on Your Plate?"
Cost:$2 for educators outside of Washington and Alaska; free to educators and health professional leaders in Washington and Alaska
Ordering Info:Ordering is available on www.EatSmart.org.
Web Site:www.EatSmart.org


A. Use of MyPlate/MyPlate or the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Material based substantially on MyPlate or 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

This is a graphical and photographic depiction of MyPlate.
B. Scope
Scope of information appropriate for target audience and essential topics discussed in appropriate detail.
C. Purpose
No purpose stated in title or introduction.

There is no text to evaluate.
D. Organization

There is no text to evaluate.
E. Accuracy
Information is accurate and recommendations current with content of MyPlate and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

There is no text to evaluate.
F. Learner Background
Material does not assume that reader has background information.
G. Learning Objectives
Not applicable.
H. Learning Activities, Projects, or Interactive Learning Tools
Not applicable.
I. Objectivity/Sponsor Bias
Subject matter presented objectively and fairly. Company name may be mentioned but product name is not contained in text or illustrations.

Poster is sponsored by the Washington State Dairy Council.
J. Inclusion of learning objectives, learner activities, instructional aids, lesson plans, evaluation component, identification of required instructional materials, web site with additional materials.
Not applicable.

There is no text to evaluate.
K. Recipes (if included)
No recipes are included.
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
No summary or review is included.

A. Role Models
Not applicable.
B. Multi-cultural Representation
Not applicable.
C. Different lifestyles and food patterns
Material reflects, but does not emphasize, a variety of values, practices, and/or food patterns representative of different lifestyles, cultures, and socioeconomic levels.

Photos include commonly eaten foods in the American diet.

Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
Notably missing from the protein section are poultry and tofu.
C. General Comments
D. Overall Summary
The Washington State Dairy Council developed and produced a gorgeous poster (33x25 3/8) in 2011 depicting the Choose My Plate.gov graphic. The poster is on heavy grade poster paper and comes folded, not in a tube, so it is convenient to unfold and post it does not require unrolling and straightening. The beauty of the poster is seen in its colorful array of fresh fruits (e.g. berries, grapes, peaches, apple, pear, and kiwi), vegetables (e.g. sweet potato, greens, broccoli and bell peppers), grains (e.g. corn tortillas, popcorn, breads, cereal, and brown rice), protein (e.g. lean beef, salmon, seeds, nuts, and legumes), and dairy (e.g. white and chocolate milk, flavored yogurt, and cheeses). The poster would be a welcome addition to any school food service setting.

Reviewer Rating
Any opinions expressed about any resource in this web site (either expressly or implied) are solely and completely the responsibility of the reviewer and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Highly Recommended