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DASH Eating Plan Website

Producer:Nutrition Education Services / Oregon Dairy Council
Date Produced:2008
Format(s):
  • Web Site
  • Interactive Rate-YOur-Plate assessment, free downloadable recipes, menu planners,tracking tools
Audience(s):
  • Middle Adults (31-50 yrs)
  • Older Adults (51+)
  • General Consumer
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Professionals
Topic(s):
  • General Nutrition
  • Weight Management
  • Health at Every Size
  • Meal Planning
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
  • Eating Patterns
  • Portion Sizes
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
  • Fats and Oils
  • Carbohydrates
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Sodium and Potassium
  • Calories
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Eating Plan Guidelines (DASH)
Description:This colorful and interactive site about healthy eating is for consumers and health professionals. Find tips, recipes, a shopping list, quick menus, and tools for planning and tracking success. A personalized quiz, Rate-Your-Plate, evaluates a diet based on the DASH guidelines. Though the original DASH plan was for those with high blood pressure, the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages adopting a DASH eating style to promote optimal health and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases.
Cost:Free
Free?Yes
Web Site:www.dashdietoregon.org
Comments:A corresponding Patient handout with basics about DASH eating is available at www.oregondairycouncil.org


Content

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 does not assume that reader has background information.
G. Learning Objectives
Not applicable.
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.
I. Objectivity/Sponsor Bias
Subject matter presented objectively and fairly. No brand name promotion or obvious sponsor bias.
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 five or more of the above.
K. Recipes (if included)
Overall, recipes are compatible with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
L. Recipes (if included)
Recipes include a nutrient analysis per serving for the following nutrients listed on the nutrition label: kcal, macronutrients, trans fats, cholesterol, dietary fiber and sodium. If for a low-income audience, a cost analysis is included.

Comments:
Recipes are very noteworthy and delicious
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.

Comments:
Great resources for people interested in DASH eating for a healthy life.

Diversity
A. Role Models
Positive role models are provided in text and illustrations. Role models presented as having many roles, traits, and emotions.
B. Multi-cultural Representation
Racial, ethnic, and religious groups are represented in a factual manner showing a variety of roles, occupations, and values.
C. Different lifestyles and food patterns
Not applicable.


Web Sites
A. Currentness of Information
Web site information is current; there are no broken hyperlinks.

Comments:
Great Website!
B. Readability
Text size is adequate for viewing. Good contrast between text and background.
C. Navigation
Navigation through the web site is logical and aided by navigation buttons and a site map or search tool.


Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
This website is colorful, full of useful information and easy to navigate. The website explains clearly why choose DASH, DASH eating, DASH evidence, benefits of low sodium diet. The website feature a great interactive tool: Rate your plate.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
none
C. General Comments
Great website for people who want to follow DASH eating plan but don't know how.
D. Overall Summary
GREAT RESOURCE!!!


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

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