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Review of:

Nutrition for Better Health


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J&B Products
Producer:J&B Products
Date Produced:2011
Format(s):
  • Game
Audience(s):
  • Middle School (9-12 yrs)
  • High School (13-18 yrs)
Topic(s):
  • General Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
  • Eating Patterns
  • Portion Sizes
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Food Safety
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
  • Calories
Description:An ideal tool for teaching the facts about nutrition and its relationship to good health. With this 75-card game, players will respond to true-false statements concerning all facets of nutrition education including: the nutrients and their functions, ChooseMyPlate.gov, portion sizes, nutrition-related illnesses, food labeling, dieting and physical activity. Each card includes additional factual information to provide increased learning. The game can be played using any or all of the cards, depending on topics covered within the particular nutrition/health curriculum. Use the reproducible study guide for discussion, as a worksheet or quiz.
Cost:$28.95
Free?No
Ordering Info:Item can be ordered from the website listed. Item #G8500.
Web Site:http://www.jandbproducts.com/products/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=87


Content

A. Use of MyPlate/MyPlate or the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Material incorporates and uses some of concepts in MyPlate or 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Comments:
The information is consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans but that is not the focus of the content. This activity or game focuses on nutrients rather than food or food groups.
B. Scope

Comments:
The target audience is not identified. The scope of the information seems appropriate for a high school or college level nutrition course.
C. Purpose
Purpose stated in title or introduction is vague.

Comments:
Title does not indicate it is an activity or game.
D. Organization
Material is organized but not all major points are easily identified.

Comments:
It is difficult to assess because this is an activity or game rather than a complete lesson or curriculum.
E. Accuracy

Comments:
The only minor inconsistency is reference to "correct portion size" in four questions. Since the 2010 Dietary Guidelines focus on recommended daily amounts rather than recommended number of servings and serving sizes, there is inconsistency.
F. Learner Background
Material assumes reader has considerable background information.

Comments:
This activity or game could be considered a test. In order for a learner to get more responses correctly the learner would need considerable knowledge of nutrients and their relationship to health.
G. Learning Objectives
Learning objectives not identifiable and/or not met.

Comments:
Learning objectives not identifiable.
H. Learning Activities, Projects, or Interactive Learning Tools
Material mentions appropriate learning activities, questions, projects, and/or suggestions for further action for which the reader can follow through, but does not include them in the materials.

Comments:
Material gives several options for using the activity or playing the game.
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 fewer than three of the above.
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.)
Current and complete credits, references, and resources listed.
O. Summary
No summary or review is included.


Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
The card activity or game provides an interactive quiz that could be used to review nutrition knowledge.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
It would be helpful to know the target audience. More of a food focus would have made it more consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.
C. General Comments
This resource seems most appropriate for use in nutrition education classes for individuals who are interested in or need to know more advanced nutrition concepts such as the relationship of specific nutrients to health.
D. Overall Summary
Educators may find this activity or game useful as an alternative to traditional quizzes or presentations on nutrition. My only reservation is that it would not be appropriate for a wide range of audiences.


Reviewer Rating
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Recommended with Reservations

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