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Calcio - Toma Lo Suficiente

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Nutrition Education Services/Oregon Dairy Council
Producer:Nutrition Education Services/Oregon Dairy Council
Date Produced:Revised 2007
  • Brochure
  • High School (13-18 yrs)
  • Young Adults (19-30 yrs)
  • Middle Adults (31-50 yrs)
  • Older Adults (51+)
  • General Consumer
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Pregnant/ Lactating Women
  • Child Care Providers
  • Low-Literacy
  • Spanish readers
  • Meal Planning
  • Eating Patterns
  • Dairy
  • Calcium Nutrition
Description:Use Calcio’s quick check to compare the amount of calcium you eat to the amount needed for good health. Helpful tips, snack ideas and a sample MyPyramid meal show that favorite foods high in calcium can fit easily into a typical day. Common calcium concerns are addressed, including lactose intolerance, calories, taste preferences, vitamin D, and understanding Nutrition Facts labels.
Ordering Info:Calcio is free for Oregon Health Professionals. Sample copy availble. Call (503) 229-5033 M-F 8:00am-5:00pm (PT) or go to www.oregondairycouncil.org and save $10 on orders of $50 or more.
Web Site:www.oregondairycouncil.org
Comments:Calcio is a National Health Information Award Winner. It is modeled after the Calcium – Are You Getting Enough brochure. Calcio is written in Spanish and has foods, tips, and concerns common to Hispanic audiences. Using the Fry Readability Formula, Calcio’s reading level is about 2nd grade. An English back-translation is available, contact the producer.


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 assumes that reader has some background information.

Target population is Spanish-speakers and readers. Level of literacy high and may not be suitable for those with low literacy levels.
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.

Limited graphics and those used are generic.
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)
Recipes do not include any nutrient analysis.
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.

Good review of calcium sources and portions.

A. Role Models
Not applicable.
B. Multi-cultural Representation
Not applicable.
C. Different lifestyles and food patterns
Material emphasizes 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.

Too much text and not enough graphics.
B. Writing Approach
Writing approach is positive and personal. Active voice is used most of the time.
C. Vocabulary
Most words used are appropriate for intended audience. Some unidentified technical terms are used.

If the reader has attended secondary level of education, they may be able to understand. Some very low income Latinos do not get beyond 3rd grade and this publication may be too advanced for them.
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 adequate but do not stimulate interest.

Need more graphics.
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.

Nice, creative headings for each section.
H. Approximate Reading Level
Reading level is at 9th grade level or above.

Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
The leaflet is colorful, good quality paper and initially attractive.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
Assumes reader knows portion sizes- including some graphics in the section would be helpful.
C. General Comments
The nutrition educator could use the leaflet to teach a lesson on calcium. It could be a stand-alone piece but for a high level literate person.
D. Overall Summary
Very informative and accurate. Nice educational piece. It is difficult to develop an item in Spanish that crosses all educational levels. This piece is good and recommended for educators to distribute.

Reviewer Rating
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