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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 based on MyPlate or the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Comments:
Cards make an excellent review tool for the dietary guidelines.
B. Scope
Scope of information appropriate for target audience and essential topics discussed in appropriate detail.

Comments:
It was great having the correct information right there to give immediate feedback.
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 assumes reader has considerable background information.

Comments:
I was able to use the cards as a review after I taught the unit on nutrition.
G. Learning Objectives
Learning objectives identifiable and met.
H. Learning Activities, Projects, or Interactive Learning Tools

Comments:
No instructions were included but it was easy to adapt this material to any nutrition lesson. It is an interactive learning activity.
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.

Comments:
There were no credits or references provided. Only the cards were in the box. The material was accurate and up-to-date.
O. Summary
No summary or review is included.

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

Comments:
There are no illustrations.
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:
The material is easy to adapt to nutrition lessons. It is also appropriate for different grade levels. answers are concise and to the point. They give immediate feedback. Material is accurate and up-to-date.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
C. General Comments
I used the cards as a review game. THe students enjoyed them and found them to be easy to use.
D. Overall Summary
Great learning tool. My students enjoyed using them.


Reviewer Rating
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Highly Recommended

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