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Review of:

New 2010 Dietary Guidelines Poster


Image courtesy of:
Learning ZoneXpress
Producer:Learning ZoneXpress
Date Produced:05-15-2011
Format(s):
  • Poster
  • Poster set of 2 of the same poster
Audience(s):
  • Elementary School (6-8 yrs)
  • 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
  • Child Care Providers
Topic(s):
  • General Nutrition
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
Description:Find a balance between food and physical activity. The most up-to-date 2010 Dietary Guidelines Poster helps consumers make informed food choices and encourages being physically active, while promoting nutrient-rich foods and limiting salt, sugar, solid fats, and refined grains. Based on the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. 11” x 17” Laminated, set of 2 (same design)
Cost:$9.95 for the set of 2 identical posters
Free?No
Ordering Info:www.LearningZoneXpress.com toll free: 888.455.7003
Web Site:www.LearningZoneXpress.com


Content

A. Use of MyPlate/MyPlate or the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Material based on 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 well-organized and major points presented clearly.
E. Accuracy
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
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.)
Current and complete credits, references, and resources listed.
O. Summary
All major ideas summarized or reviewed to reinforce key concepts; summaries easily identified.

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
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:
Nice sized poster that can easily be used with small group presentations.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
Poster begins with make half your grains whole, but does not provide examples of whole grain terms to look for when reading product labels. No mention of making half of your plate fruits and vegetables. Theme of poster is balance between food and physical activity, however, physical activity is limited to one small section on the bottom of the poster. Physical activity information implies the target audience is adults, but this group is not specifically identified and may cause some confusion.
C. General Comments
This poster could be used as a teaching tool when presenting information on the Dietary Guidelines. The theme of finding your balance is misleading as there are no key points for how one should find a balance between food intake and physical activity.
D. Overall Summary
This poster would best be used an additional teaching resource for small group presentations or used as a reference when conducting a series of classes on the MyPlate food groups.


Reviewer Rating
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