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Review of:

Creating Healthy Active Celebrations


Image courtesy of:
United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service / Eat Smart. Play Hard.
Producer:United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service / Eat Smart. Play Hard.
Date Produced:May 2008
Format(s):
  • Booklet
Audience(s):
  • Elementary School (6-8 yrs)
  • This is an idea book for parents of elementary school children.
Topic(s):
  • Healthy Eating Tips
Description:This 46-page booklet presents healthy ideas for organizing parties with recipes, party themes and activities.
Cost:Free, online.
Free?Yes
Ordering Info:N/A- available online only.
Web Site:http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/EatSmart/chac.pdf


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 three or four 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 some of the nutrients listed on the nutrition label. If for a low-income audience, some cost information is included.

Comments:
Recipes include calories, and grams of protein, carbohydrate and fat per serving.
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
No summary or review is included.

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
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
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

Comments:
N/A since I accessed electronic file.
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.


Web Sites
A. Currentness of Information
Web site information is current; there are no broken hyperlinks.
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 resource is packed with practical suggestions for youth and family celebrations. It provides ideas for healthier food options, incorporating physical activity, party themes, guides and checklists for party planning and recipes. It could be used by schools, other organizations or individuals.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
The only suggestion I have for improvement is to include Nutrition Facts in place of the limited nutrition information currently on the recipes.
C. General Comments
D. Overall Summary
Excellent resource


Reviewer Rating
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Highly Recommended

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