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Review of:

Snack Bites Tablet


Image courtesy of:
Learning ZoneXpress
Producer:Learning ZoneXpress
Date Produced:2006
Format(s):
  • Flyer
  • Handout; Tablet
Audience(s):
  • Elementary School (6-8 yrs)
  • Middle School (9-12 yrs)
  • General Consumer
  • Child Care Providers
Topic(s):
  • General Nutrition
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
Description:Delicious healthy snack options for each section of MyPyramid are featured on this brilliantly colored tablet. Help your students choose quick snacks that are tasty and good for them! Black & white worksheet on back for students to track their own snack options. 8 1/2" x 11" 50 Sheets per Tablet
Cost:$9.95
Free?No
Ordering Info:Please call toll-free 888-455-7003 or visit www.learningzonexpress.com. Reference item #4202T.
Web Site:www.learningzonexpress.com


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.

Comments:
Using the five food groups format and colors, the material is based on concepts in MyPyramid.
B. Scope
Scope of information is not appropriate for target audience.

Comments:
The scope of information- snacks is very appropriate for the target audience.
C. Purpose
No purpose stated in title or introduction.

Comments:
There is no purpose stated in the title other than the word 'Snack'.
D. Organization
Material is organized but not all major points are easily identified.

Comments:
Material is organized and ordered by MyPyramid coloration. However, major points are not identified easily.
E. Accuracy
Information is accurate and recommendations current with content of MyPlate and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Comments:
Information that is included appears to be accurate.
F. Learner Background
Material assumes reader has considerable background information.

Comments:
It is assumed that the reader has a strong background in MyPyramid concepts.
G. Learning Objectives
Learning objectives identifiable and met somewhat.

Comments:
Learning objective- to make snacks healthy is identifiable but since serving size is not identified, only somewhat met.
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 back of the tablet suggests writing down your own snack ideas. However, the front of the tablet does not suggest any activity is on the back.
I. Objectivity/Sponsor Bias
Subject matter presented objectively and fairly. No brand name promotion or obvious sponsor bias.

Comments:
Totally objective- material does not mention brands.
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.

Comments:
Mypyramid.gov website is mentioned twice, for additional references.
O. Summary
No summary or review is included.

Comments:
No summary is given. This would have been helpful, especially for kids.

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

Comments:
Foods shown do not represent snacks in other cultures.

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

Comments:
Ideas are clear and flow smoothly, except for the comment on water, which seems disjointed.
B. Writing Approach
Writing approach is positive and personal. Active voice is used most of the time.

Comments:
Writing approach is positive- focuses on what snacks are healthful, not unhealthy snacks.
C. Vocabulary
Vocabulary used is appropriate for intended audience. Minimizes use of technical terms and if used, are defined.

Comments:
Vocabulary is appropriate but readers with limited literacy will find it difficult to read.
D. Supportive Illustrations
Illustrations are related to the material in some way. Most tables and graphs are as simple and easy to read as possible. In most tables and graphs, information is provided in a form requiring no further explanation.

Comments:
Lovely pictures on front, however back is very boring and text too small.
E. Layout and Design
Color, design, and layout of material are adequate but do not stimulate interest.

Comments:
The back is very boring and doesn't stimulate interest.
F. Visual Quality
Paper weight is heavy enough, print is mostly easy to read without much of body text in capital letters.

Comments:
Paper is heavy enough, but text is too small.
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.

Comments:
Clear headings are provided for food groups.
H. Approximate Reading Level
Reading level is at 6th, 7th or 8th grade level.

Comments:
Reading level is for 6th grade and above.


Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
Colorful, heavy enough paper, mirrors MyPyramid layout by color and placement.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
Text too small, back is not colorful and is boring.
C. General Comments
I would not buy this, because of the back being boring visually, text too small, and serving sizes not mentioned.
D. Overall Summary
Correct the back, clearer directions on front about serving sizes, beverages that are appropriate besides water.


Reviewer Rating
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Not Recommended

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