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Childhood Nutrition: Preventing Obesity (2012 Update)

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InJoy Birth & Parenting Education
Producer:InJoy Birth & Parenting Education
Date Produced:3/14/2012
  • DVD
  • Curriculum
  • Early Childhood (2-5 yrs)
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Professionals
  • Pregnant/ Lactating Women
  • Child Care Providers
  • Low-Literacy
  • General Nutrition
  • Weight Management
  • Health at Every Size
  • Physical Activity
  • Meal Planning
  • Eating Patterns
  • Portion Sizes
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Food Safety
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
  • Fats and Oils
  • Carbohydrates
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Sodium and Potassium
  • Calories
  • Vitamins and Minerals
Description:This newly updated program gives parents and caregivers the tools they need to make the best nutritional choices for children, starting at birth! It conveys a powerful message: what and how we feed our children matters, and instilling healthy eating habits early in childhood can help prevent obesity later in life.

Featuring these updates:

  • 2010 Dietary Guidelines information USDA’s “MyPlate”
  • Latest AAP guidelines on food choking prevention
  • Current food allergy recommendations
  • More emphasis on low-cal, nutrient-packed food choices like fruits and vegetables
  • How to read “Nutrition Fact” food labels
  • Fresh look with modern graphics and a new host
Cost:$179.90 for 2-volume set; $99.95 per volume
Ordering Info:2012 Update
22 min. per Volume
Bonus: 7-min. section for kids
Ages 13-Adult
Facilitator’s Guide With Handouts Available at InJoyVideos.com/Guides

DVD 2 Vol. Set English P255D or Spanish P255SD
$20 Savings! $179.90

DVD Vol. 1 English P253D or Spanish P253SD

DVD Vol. 2 English P254D or Spanish P254SD

Web Site:http://www.injoyvideos.com


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

Volume 1 addresses Birth to Age 1 therefore cannot incorporate the DGAs. Volume 2 for children age 2 and older utilizes MyPlate.
B. Scope
Scope of information appropriate for target audience and essential topics discussed in appropriate detail.

Covers a lot of information in reasonable amount of time.
C. Purpose
Purpose of material clearly stated in title or introduction.
D. Organization
Material well-organized and major points presented clearly.

Graphics and footage support audio script well.
E. Accuracy
Information is accurate and recommendations current with content of MyPlate and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Vol. 1 content is for babies birth to age 1 therefore DGAs not applicable. Vol. 2 content is accurate and current.
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. Company name may be mentioned but product name is not contained in text or illustrations.

Subject matter is presented objectively however there are some instances of brand name product visibility of infant cereal and jar food.
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.

Healthy meals are pictured without recipes.
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.

MyPlate is shown and the American Academy of Pediatrics is mentioned but there are no formal credits, references or resources listed.
O. Summary
All major ideas summarized or reviewed to reinforce key concepts; summaries easily identified.

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 reflects, but does not emphasize, a variety of values, practices, and/or food patterns representative of different lifestyles, cultures, and socioeconomic levels.

While the "cast" is diverse, the foods are not particularly ethnic in origin.

Audiovisual Materials

A. Concept Presentation
Audio and/or visuals are mutually supportive to presentation of concepts.
B. Pace
Most of the visual presentation progresses at a pace that facilitates comprehension. Pacing of dialogue allows some time for absorbing concepts presented. Limited blank time provided.

Summary offered at end rather than after each section. There is no "blank time" but there are section transitions.
C. Auditory Quality
Speaker, voice and music are clear; sound is audible and has good quality.
D. Visual Quality
Visuals are clear and properly framed; graphics and titles are clearly visible; color, lighting, and editing enhance presentation of content.
E. Continuity
Continuity provides cohesiveness and smooth flow. Visuals in logical order. Auditory portion precisely matched with visual portion.

Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
Volume 1: Feeding Your Baby (Birth to Age 1) Highly supportive of breastfeeding with sound guidelines regarding feeding at the breast, pumping, and breastmilk storage; Great footage to match the audio regarding signs of hunger and satiety in babies; Diversity of families pictured; Appropriate cautions about choking hazards, feeding cow's milk and honey to babies under 1 year, signs of food allergy, BPA in plastic bottles; Emphasizes early feeding habits lay the groundwork for eating habits later in life; Correctly recommends beginning solid foods at around six months when baby shows signs of developmental readiness; Offers guidelines for homemade and store bought baby food; Portrays graduations in texture of baby food as baby grows; Encourages including babies in family meal time and being a positive role model as parents. Volume 2: Young Children Eating Right (Ages 1-5) Emphasizes early feeding habits lay the groundwork for eating habits later in life; Uses MyPlate for age 2 and above recommendations; Addresses appropriate feeding of 100% fruit juice, portion size and variety; Emphasizes that how much to eat is the child's decision thereby teaching children to recognize their body's cues; Provides tips for picky eaters and cautions not to use food as reward or punishment; All food groups' primary nutrients and related benefits to the body are highlighted; Contains tips on label reading and making better choices at fast food restaurants; Benefits of involving children in meal preparation and family meals; Recognizes value of teaching children how food is grown (gardening); Also contains information regarding physical activity and screen time recommendations for children.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
Both Volumes 1 and 2 display containers of 2% reduced fat milk, whole milk and fat free milk accompanying the discussion of milk selection. The audio refers to lowfat milk, yet reduced fat milk is displayed. Displaying 1% lowfat milk container would have consistently supported the verbal recommendations. While Volume 1 is very supportive and informative about breastfeeding, the one thing that may have been stated differently is the reference to breastfeeding about every 1 to 3 hours. Current expert recommendations remind mothers to breastfeed on demand as often as baby shows signs of hunger rather than on any schedule. Volume 1 should have included a warning about the dangers of feeding nitrate containing vegetables before six months of age and having private well water tested for nitrates before using in formula or food preparation. In Volume 2 the Grains section displays refined grains first and whole grains second - would have improved message if whole grains were depicted as the grains of first choice. Volume 2 could have included more information regarding feeding the preschooler. Most of the video addressed toddlers.
C. General Comments
Highly recommended videos for parents. Thorough, current and accurate information on childhood nutrition from birth to age 5. Since the DGAs address children age 2 and older, Volume 1 and some of Volume 2 rely on other valid sources of information.
D. Overall Summary
The videos provide accurate, easy to understand information and the footage and graphics are very well done. The videos make use of the Red (stop) - Yellow (caution) - Green (go) concepts which are commonly used in nutrition education.

Reviewer Rating
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Highly Recommended

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