Home  
Become a Member  
Contact Us  
   
  About Events & Education Advocacy Publications Nutrition Resources Member Log-in  
 
   
MyPlate e-Catalog
About the eCatalog
Access Reviews
Submit Materials
Volunteer to be a Reviewer
MyPlate eCatalog Home
 
 
 
   
 
 


Print Version    

Review of:

Teen Survival Guide


Image courtesy of:
U.S. HHS Office on Women's Health
Producer:U.S. HHS Office on Women's Health
Date Produced:9/2007
Format(s):
  • Booklet
Audience(s):
  • Middle School (9-12 yrs)
  • High School (13-18 yrs)
Topic(s):
  • Healthy Eating Tips
Description:The Teen Survival Guide: Health Tips for On-the-go Girls is a resource guide to inspire healthy behaviors in girls ages 10-16. Some of the topics discussed in the guide include: Your period, exercise, self-esteem, stress and your health, planning your future and MORE
Free?Yes
Ordering Info:800-994-9662
Web Site:http://www.girlshealth.gov/teenguide/


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:
There is no mention of how to find additional information on MyPyramid.
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.

Comments:
This is great. Anyone can read and understand the material.
G. Learning Objectives
Learning objectives identifiable and 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.
I. Objectivity/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.)

Comments:
There is no indication of where the materials in thei booklet were obtained.
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
Material does not include any outright negative stereotypes concerning racial, religious, or ethnic groups.
C. Different lifestyles and food patterns
Not applicable.

Print Materials
A. Writing Style
Main ideas are clear and flow smoothly.
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
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
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:
Contains information that would encourage teens to read and prevent them from seeking answers from inappropriate sources. Please see table attached to e mail.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
C. General Comments
This is a very useful tool for teens. This should be distributed to all kids from 6th to 12th grade Is there one for boys?
D. Overall Summary
Very efficient tool. Great booklet! Could the cover have images of at least three teen girls of different ethnicity?


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