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Review of:

MyPlate Nutrition Cards

Producer:Nutrition Matters, Inc.
Date Produced:2011
Format(s):
  • Brochure
Audience(s):
  • Early Childhood (2-5 yrs)
  • Elementary School (6-8 yrs)
  • General Consumer
Topic(s):
  • General Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Meal Planning
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
  • Portion Sizes
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
  • Sodium and Potassium
Description:These nutrition education cards have friendly, easy to understand information that families can implement. One pack of the MyPlate cards in English: Steps to a Healthy Plate, Fruits and Vegetables, Whole Grains, Skim or 1% Milk, Protein Foods, Enjoy your Food, Less Sodium, Drink Water, Foods less Often and Family Meals - total of 10 packs. Each subject comes in a pack of 100 cards. Each card is 3 7/8" x 9" and will fit into a WIC folder, #10 envelope or display case.
Language:Also available in Spanish.
Cost:$110 for 100 copies of each card in the set.
Free?No
Ordering Info:Order online at http://www.numatters.com.
Web Site:http://www.numatters.com


Content

A. Use of MyPlate/MyPlate or the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
B. Scope
Scope of information appropriate for target audience and essential topics discussed in appropriate detail.

Comments:
Did not see publicized information regarding who the "target audience" is but the information is appropriate for most general audiences
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.)
Credits, references, and resources outdated, inaccurate, and unusable, or no references/resources/credits provided.
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
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
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 adequate but do not stimulate interest.

Comments:
Spacially there are a lot of words and not as much "white space" which could ease understanding for some.
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 graphics are consistent with the Myplate website providing continuity to a familiar graphic. The messages are appropriate.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
The cards are very full of information, a lot of words and can be a lot to read and understand, front and back of most all cards are full of text.
C. General Comments
Not sure who the intended audience might be - this information would be helpful to have
D. Overall Summary
Good information, not sure of the intended use.


Reviewer Rating
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