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MyPlate Songs

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MyPlate Materials
Producer:MyPlate Materials
Date Produced:2012
  • CD-ROM
  • Early Childhood (2-5 yrs)
  • Elementary School (6-8 yrs)
  • Middle School (9-12 yrs)
  • Low-Literacy
  • General Nutrition
  • Meal Planning
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
Description:Ten musicians each offer a unique take on a subject dear to our hearts: food. Music is a great way to communicate, and you won't find a better collection of tunes than on MyPlate Songs. A great tool that gets kids up and dancing, and motivated to make healthy food choices. Spoiler Alert: The CD is housed in a novel case that allows you to rotate the disc and produce a striking visual effect!
Cost:$7.80 each with discounts for bulk orders
Ordering Info:Order online or call us at 800 665-8053
Web Site:www.myplatematerials.com


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.

MyPlate and Dietary Guidelines are not specifically mentioned, but song lyrics are about choosing healthy foods and limiting sugar.
B. Scope
Scope of information appropriate for target audience and essential topics discussed in appropriate detail.

Appropriate for youth and adults, too.
C. Purpose
No purpose stated in title or introduction.

Strictly a CD of songs.
D. Organization

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
Not applicable.
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.

Reference to brand-specific products in one song, but not by a sponsor.
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)
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.

Summary not necessary.

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.

Songs introduce a variety of foods, a few with origins in other countries.

Audiovisual Materials

A. Concept Presentation
Audio and/or visuals are mutually supportive to presentation of concepts.
B. Pace
Presentation progresses at a pace that permits comprehension. Pacing of dialogue is appropriate for absorbing concepts presented. Blank time is provided.

No visuals.
C. Auditory Quality
Speaker, voice and music are clear; sound is audible and has good quality.
D. Visual Quality

No visuals.
E. Continuity

No visuals.

Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
A varied collection of fun food songs from different genres and musical styles. Songs introduce different kinds of fruits, vegetables, cheese, and whole grains, with many that kids are less familiar. Most songs are easy to sing along.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
Printed lyrics were not provided with the CD and had to be requested separately, but mailed free of charge.
C. General Comments
The CD has something that will appeal to everyone. Songs change up from slow to fast, providing a variety of beats and song lengths.
D. Overall Summary
From growing food, making food, the history of a food, and shopping for food, to healthy eating, this CD is a good complement to MyPlate and Dietary Guidelines concepts introduced to kids through books or lessons. The silliness and educational creativity should appeal to kids.

Reviewer Rating
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