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Review of:

Serving Up Good Health with Fruits and Vegetables


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The OrganWise Guys Incorporated
Producer:The OrganWise Guys Incorporated
Date Produced:2011
Format(s):
  • Booklet
Audience(s):
  • Early Childhood (2-5 yrs)
  • Elementary School (6-8 yrs)
  • Older Adults (51+)
  • Child Care Providers
Topic(s):
  • General Nutrition
  • Portion Sizes
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
  • Fats and Oils
Description:This 8-page booklet uses pictures, fun cartoons, games and healthy behavior-tracking activities to bring The OrganWise Guys health messages into the family unit. This is a great way for child and parent to open up a dialogue on healthy behaviors and work together to set family health goals.
Cost:$0.89
Free?No
Ordering Info:Order online at the website link below or call us at 800-786-1730.
Web Site:http://organwiseguys.com/shop/myplate-items/serving-up-good-health-with-fruits-and-vegetables-booklet.html


Content

A. Use of MyPlate/MyPlate or the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Material incorporates and uses some concepts in MyPlate or the 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 assumes that reader has some background information.
G. Learning Objectives
Not applicable.
H. Learning Activities, Projects, or Interactive Learning Tools
Material includes a variety of stimulating and interesting learning experiences, questions, projects, or suggestions for further action that will involve the reader.

Comments:
The fourth page is a picture search game that takes place in a park. The last page allows family members to keep track of the fruits and vegetables eaten that day.
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.
Not applicable.
K. Recipes (if included)
Overall, recipes are compatible with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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.

Comments:
www.choosemyplate.gov is provided on the front cover, organwizeguys.com on back cover
O. Summary
No summary or review is included.

Diversity
A. Role Models
Positive role models are provided in text and illustrations. Role models presented as having many roles, traits, and emotions.
B. Multi-cultural Representation
Racial, ethnic, and religious groups are represented in a factual manner showing a variety of roles, occupations, and values.
C. Different lifestyles and food patterns
Not applicable.

Print Materials
A. Writing Style
Main ideas are clear, but sequence of information may not flow smoothly in all sections.

Comments:
Booklet begins with a story that is mostly about shopping for fruits and vegetables at the Farmerís Market. The next page is a picture search game that takes place in a park instead of a Farmerís Market. The next page is brief information promoting fruits and vegetables as having vitamins that help fight off disease, fiber to keep things running smoothly, and water to help keep organs hydrated. The next page promotes fresh, canned, and frozen and the last page allows family members to keep track of the fruits and vegetables eaten that day.
B. Writing Approach
Material is easy to read but does not personally involve the reader. Limited use of negative wording (e.g., “Don't eat”). Active voice is used most of the time.
C. Vocabulary
Most words used are appropriate for intended audience. Some unidentified technical terms are used.
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.
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 9th grade level or above.

Comments:
Suggested use for booklet is to involve parent and child together. One of the sentences in the story section of the booklet is nearly 20 words in length. The grade level of the story is inconsistent with the rest of the content.


Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
The 4-page booklet is colorful and promotes fruits and vegetables. There is a picture search game and a place for family members to write down the fruits and vegetables eaten that day.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
The story that precedes the activities could be easily written at a lower grade level. On the last page, half of the page is used to promote the program to agencies instead of providing more content for parents and children or promoting specific online resources families may be interested in using.
C. General Comments
D. Overall Summary
Booklet begins with a story that is mostly about shopping for fruits and vegetables at the Farmerís Market. The next page is a picture search game that takes place in a park. The next page is brief information promoting fruits and vegetables as having vitamins that help fight off disease, fiber to keep things running smoothly, and water to help keep organs hydrated. The next page promotes fresh, canned, and frozen and the last page allows family members to keep track of the fruits and vegetables eaten that day.


Reviewer Rating
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