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Score Big with Breakfast

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Nutrition Education Services/Oregon Dairy Council
Producer:Nutrition Education Services/Oregon Dairy Council
Date Produced:Revised 2007
  • Fact Sheet
  • Flyer
  • Reproducible Master
  • Elementary School (6-8 yrs)
  • Middle School (9-12 yrs)
  • Young Adults (19-30 yrs)
  • Middle Adults (31-50 yrs)
  • General Consumer
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Professionals
  • General Nutrition
  • Weight Management
  • Meal Planning
  • Eating Patterns
  • Portion Sizes
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
Description:For Parents, this handout has the facts and two weeks worth of nutritious, quick-fix breakfast ideas. On the back is an illustrated recipe for Lemon Velvet Smoothie. Send it home with your kids today! Increase attendance. Improve Behavior. Boost test scores.
Cost:Free download at www.oregondairycouncil.org or $0.50 catalog order
Ordering Info:Call (503)229-5033 M-F 8:00am-5:00pm (PST) Or visit: www.oregondairycouncil.org/resources/free_downloads/
Web Site:www.oregondairycouncil.org


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

Material incorporates and uses the concepts in MyPyramid or 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
B. Scope
Scope of information is a mix of appropriate and less than appropriate concepts.

The scope of the article is very much appropriate with a few less than appropriate concepts.
C. Purpose
Purpose of material clearly stated in title or introduction.
D. Organization
Material is organized but not all major points are easily identified.
E. Accuracy
Information contains minor inaccuracies.

Few items may be hard for busy parents to make in the morning such as soft wheat roll filled with tuna salad and tortillas filled with scrambled eggs. Also the Kindergarten kids may need help with these items and so this may not be a very good choice for the parents.
F. Learner Background
Material assumes that reader has some background 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.
I. Objectivity/Sponsor Bias
Subject matter presented objectively and fairly. Company name may be mentioned but product name is not contained in text or illustrations.
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 fewer than three of the above.
K. Recipes (if included)
Overall, recipes are compatible with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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
Some major ideas summarized or reviewed; summaries not easily identified.

Some points such as 'Breakfast in the Classroom' makes it somewhat confusing in the sense that is it only the breakfast in the classroom which leads to fewer stomach and headaches or is it 'Breakfast in general' be it at home or in the classroom.

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.

Print Materials
A. Writing Style
Main ideas are clear, but sequence of information may not flow smoothly in all sections.
B. Writing Approach
Writing approach is positive and personal. Active voice is used most of the time.
C. Vocabulary
Vocabulary used is appropriate for intended audience. Minimizes use of technical terms and if used, are defined.
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
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 6th, 7th or 8th grade level.

Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
Material encourages eating breakfast and listing why eating breakfast is important and then by giving a few tips on how it can be achieved even with a busy schedule.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
Material could be improved by adding some nutrition information/nutrient analysis.
C. General Comments
Very helpful resource in terms of getting some breakfast ideas.
D. Overall Summary
The resource needs a little editing. Some of the points as mentioned before could be made a little clear in terms of what the handout addresses such as 'Breakfast in the Classroom' or 'Breakfast in General'.
Overall very helpful resource, a good combination of graphics and words, and looks very clean.

Reviewer Rating
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