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Review of:

Healthy Warning Posters


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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
  • Pregnant/ Lactating Women
  • Child Care Providers
  • Low-Literacy
Topic(s):
  • General Nutrition
  • Health at Every Size
  • Physical Activity
  • Meal Planning
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
  • Carbohydrates
  • Vitamins and Minerals
Description:Make a big impact with this set of six posters! Using witty sarcasm, these posters creatively encourage healthy nutrition and activity inspired by MyPyramid. Each poster features one element of the food pyramid: fruits, veggies, grains, dairy, protein, and activity. A prominent warning label on each poster informs audiences about the benefits of eating healthy and exercise, while short tongue-in-cheek text elaborates on the benefits of a specific food or activity.
Cost:$59.95
Free?No
Ordering Info:Visit our website or call us toll free at 888-455-7003
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:
The messages focus on small helpful steps.
B. Scope
Scope of information appropriate for target audience and essential topics discussed in appropriate detail.

Comments:
Creative wording, although some language may not be appropriate for lower income or ethnically diverse audiences.
C. Purpose
Purpose of material clearly stated in title or introduction.
D. Organization
Material well-organized and major points presented clearly.

Comments:
Easy to understand and visually appealing.
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.

Comments:
Everyday items, but the nuggets of information contain things that many may not be readily known.
G. Learning Objectives
Not applicable.
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
All major ideas summarized or reviewed to reinforce key concepts; summaries easily identified.

Diversity
A. Role Models
Not applicable.
B. Multi-cultural Representation
Not applicable.
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
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.
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:
Great design, layout and color. Very eye-catching. These are good materials for all.
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.

Comments:
Very strudy.
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.

Comments:
Some of the captions could be for lower literacy audiences. But, the language and words could serve as a method for engagement and further learning.


Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
Very colorful. Many of the descriptions are words not reflective of those items.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
Simplier language to target lower literacy levels. Some negative language.
C. General Comments
Very good quality posters with helpful tips.
D. Overall Summary
Excellent. They are great tools that can be used with most audiences. A good way to explain some of the more positive aspects of nutrition and exercise.


Reviewer Rating
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Highly Recommended

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