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Review of:

1 Great Plate Poster


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Learning ZoneXpress
Producer:Learning ZoneXpress
Date Produced:2010
Format(s):
  • Poster
Audience(s):
  • 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
Topic(s):
  • General Nutrition
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
Description:Ensure healthy, balanced eating by dividing your plate! The 1 Great Plate™ Poster promotes an easy-to-remember healthy equation to help you visualize how to fill your dinner plates. A healthy meal is pictured showing the divisions of 1/2 fruits and vegetables, 1/4 whole grains, and 1/4 lean protein, equaling “1 Great Plate™!” 18" x 24" Laminated © 2010 Learning ZoneXpress Product: # 410014
Cost:$14.95
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.

Comments:
The poster is attractive and clearly demonstrates MyPlate principles using real foods with emphasis on fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein.
B. Scope
Scope of information is a mix of appropriate and less than appropriate concepts.

Comments:
Information us clear, however, several key concepts are missing, such as the recommendation to vary your vegetables and dairy is somewhat lost as well. This poster would work nicely in conjunction with nutrition counseling.
C. Purpose
Purpose of material clearly stated in title or introduction.

Comments:
Clearly labeled with clever title.
D. Organization
Material is organized but not all major points are easily identified.

Comments:
Key MyPlate recommendations are missing, such as the importance of varying vegetables consumed and calcium-containing products are not emphasized.
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.

Comments:
Well done.
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 current but incomplete.

Comments:
This resource might benefit from pointing the viewer to the myPlate.gov website.
O. Summary
All major ideas summarized or reviewed to reinforce key concepts; summaries easily identified.

Comments:
Well done.

Diversity
A. Role Models
Not applicable.
B. Multi-cultural Representation
Not applicable.
C. Different lifestyles and food patterns
Material does not address a variety of values, practices, and/or food patterns representative of different lifestyles, cultures, and socioeconomic levels.

Comments:
Foods represented may not be consumed by certain race/ethnic populations, but could be a starting point for individualized nutrition counseling and education if using this poster.


Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
The poster is extremely attractive and clearly demonstrates MyPlate’s principles using real foods with emphasis on fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. Would nicely complement nutrition counseling so that the user could better understand how foods fit into each category.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
Some of the areas of focus are lost, such as the recommendation to vary your veggies. Dairy is somewhat lost on the poster, but again, could be addressed is used in conjunction with nutrition counseling.
C. General Comments
D. Overall Summary
The poster is attractive and clearly demonstrates MyPlate’s principles using real foods with emphasis on fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. The poster might be more effective if paired with other similar plates which represent food patterns of other racial or ethnic groups. It would nicely complement nutrition counseling so that the user could better understand how foods fit into each category, how to include variety in the diet, food preparation techniques and appropriate portion sizes.


Reviewer Rating
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