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Review of:

Feed Me! Kids And Nutrition


Image courtesy of:
Learning Seed
Producer:Learning Seed
Date Produced:December 2006
Format(s):
  • DVD
  • Video
  • Booklet
Audience(s):
  • Young Adults (19-30 yrs)
  • Middle Adults (31-50 yrs)
  • General Consumer
  • Pregnant/ Lactating Women
  • Child Care Providers
  • Low-Literacy
Topic(s):
  • General Nutrition
  • Meal Planning
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
  • Eating Patterns
  • Portion Sizes
  • Healthy Eating Tips
Description:Obesity, diabetes, and other ailments caused by poor nutrition, inadequate (or non-existent!) exercise habits, and just plain too much food are rising alarmingly in America. Between the ages of two and eight, a typical kid will eat thousands of meals, many at fast-food restaurants, and watch many more thousands of commercials that portray a number of foodstuffs high in sugar and fat as cool, exciting, and downright irresistible. It’s small wonder that one child in five is overweight, and that health problems like elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes are increasing in kids.

In such an atmosphere, it’s imperative that teachers, schools and parents help their young ones learn how to eat healthily. In Feed Me!, we take a look at the MyPyramid for Kids and show how it can be used to help children make the right dietary choices.

In Feed Me!, you’ll learn all about these important topics:

  • How to handle finicky eaters
  • How to get kids to eat those vegetables
  • How to make dairy a low-fat option
  • How proteins can be gained through nuts and seeds
  • What a proper serving size really is
  • What sort of snacks finish off a well-rounded diet
  • The four guidelines for selecting fruit drinks
  • How to pick the best breakfast cereals
  • The seven common “feeding tactics” to avoid
  • The link between TV and obesity
  • How to build healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime
Cost:$99
Free?No
Ordering Info:DVD: Item #LS-1308-07-DVD
VHS: Item #LS-1308-07-VHS

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Web Site:http://www.learningseed.com


Content

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

Comments:
The video clearly explained all aspects of the new food guide pyramid.
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 reader has considerable background information.

Comments:
The content clearly demonstrated that background information was factual and a reliable source for current nutrition information.
G. Learning Objectives
Learning objectives identifiable and met.
H. Learning Activities, Projects, or Interactive Learning Tools
Material mentions appropriate learning activities, questions, projects, and/or suggestions for further action for which the reader can follow through, but does not include them in the materials.

Comments:
A particular part of the video is called, "Suggestions for Caregivers." This section explains how to engage the child in becoming a better eater by taking part in the food choices they make and by other activities such as trips to the grocery store.
I. Objectivity/Sponsor Bias
Subject matter presented objectively and fairly. No brand name promotion or obvious sponsor bias.

Comments:
Many brand names were mentioned in the video; however with the purpose of educating the consumer, not to sell a product. Brand display was useful in that the viewer could identify with products that might not be such a good nutritional choice.
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 three or four of the above.
K. Recipes (if included)
No recipes are included.
L. Recipes (if included)
No recipes are included.
M. Instructional Resources
N. Credits, References and Resources (Including dates, publisher, etc.)
Credits, references, and resources current but incomplete.
O. Summary
All major ideas summarized or reviewed to reinforce key concepts; summaries easily identified.

Diversity
A. Role Models
Positive role models are provided in text and illustrations. Role models presented as having many roles, traits, and emotions.

Comments:
Children used in the video were easily identifiable with other children in our society today.
B. Multi-cultural Representation
Material does not include any outright negative stereotypes concerning racial, religious, or ethnic groups.
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.
B. Writing Approach
C. Vocabulary
D. Supportive Illustrations
E. Layout and Design
F. Visual Quality
G. Headings/Cueing Devices
H. Approximate Reading Level


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.
C. Auditory Quality
Speaker, voice and music are clear; sound is audible and has good quality.

Comments:
The video production was well organized and presented in a professional manner.
D. Visual Quality
Visuals are clear and properly framed; graphics and titles are clearly visible; color, lighting, and editing enhance presentation of content.
E. Continuity
Continuity provides cohesiveness and smooth flow. Visuals in logical order. Auditory portion precisely matched with visual portion.


Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
The video effectively educated the consumer of the aspects of MyPyramid for Kids. The content was clearly targeted for children of ages two through eight years of age and consistently provided learning material for this age group. The video was well organized and provided useful information for the caregiver.

Feed Me! Kids and Nutrition is an excellent video for any parent and their child to view together. The video discussed some key components and obstacles to a healthy lifestyle that include TV influence, exercising, snacking, and eating out.

B. Points that Could Be Improved:
Websites and resources could be provided to encourage further learning on the topic of healthy eating and nutrition.
C. General Comments
Content of video was well organized and provided useful educational material for the young child and their caregiver as it relates to healthy eating habits.
D. Overall Summary
Feed Me! Kids and Nutrition is a great video to recommend to others that want to learn about eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle.


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