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Look to the Label Poster


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Learning Zone Xpress
Producer:Learning Zone Xpress
Date Produced:2008
Format(s):
  • Poster
Audience(s):
  • Middle School (9-12 yrs)
  • High School (13-18 yrs)
  • Young Adults (19-30 yrs)
  • Middle Adults (31-50 yrs)
  • Older Adults (51+)
  • General Consumer
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Professionals
Topic(s):
  • General Nutrition
  • Weight Management
  • Health at Every Size
  • Meal Planning
  • Eating Patterns
  • Portion Sizes
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
  • Fats and Oils
  • Carbohydrates
  • Sodium and Potassium
  • Calories
  • Vitamins and Minerals
Description:18" x 24" Laminated Having trouble reading a food label? This poster explains it all! Learn how to read the label and what important parts to take note of.
Cost:$14.95
Free?No
Ordering Info:To order, visit our website at www.learningzonexpress.com, call toll free at 888-455-7003, or fax to 455-3380.
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.
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 is organized but not all major points are easily identified.

Comments:
It would be better to explain the "serving size" and "servings per container" --> which means if you consume the whole package, you will get how many calorie and etc. It would also be better if we can also mention about "sugar" as many people consume a lot of them and it greater contributes majority of calories to that food item.
E. Accuracy
Information contains minor inaccuracies.

Comments:
Is it true that "Most" Americans don't get enough of these 5 nutrients (Fiber, Vit A, Vit C, Ca, Iron) in their diets??? I think it should stated "Many".
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
Not applicable.
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.
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.)
Credits, references, and resources outdated, inaccurate, and unusable, or no references/resources/credits provided.
O. Summary
No summary or review is included.

Print Materials
A. Writing Style
Main ideas are clear and flow smoothly.
B. Writing Approach
Material is easy to read but does not personally involve the reader. Limited use of negative wording (e.g., “Don't eat”). Active voice is used most of the time.
C. Vocabulary
Most words used are appropriate for intended audience. Some unidentified technical terms are used.

Comments:
"DV" --> need to specific as "Daily Values"
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.

Comments:
I like the design a lot! Very attractive color was used.
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
Topic headings are not clear and/or are provided for most but not all topic areas. Limited or no cueing devices included.

Comments:
It will be better if the numbers "1, 2, 3" are bigger. So it will easier for people to follow.
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:
I like this poster. It is very eye catching. And it does includes some daily eating examples and make people easy to put themselves in. The information is very straight forwards and pretty easy to understand.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
Maybe need to elaborate more on Daily values as many people do not know how to read that section. What is Daily values really mean?
Also, as I mentioned before, we need to emphasize the "sugar" as one of the items to choose LESS.
C. General Comments
Overall, this is a good nutrition facts poster. I like the color that you pick. And it is pretty easy to understand and follow.
D. Overall Summary


Reviewer Rating
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