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Make Your Plate Great Handouts

Producer:Learning ZoneXpress
Date Produced:3/15/2012
  • Fact Sheet
  • 11" x 17" Handout
  • Early Childhood (2-5 yrs)
  • 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
  • Professionals
  • Child Care Providers
  • General Nutrition
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
Description:A healthy plate begins by including foods from all food groups. Discover the best food choices to "make your plate great" with this colorful, over-sized tear-off tablet perfect for handouts or disposable placemats. The front side of the tablet features the food groups and a message to include physical activity every day. The backside features easy tips and ideas to incorporate a variety of foods from each food group into meals and snacks. Use as a disposable placemat at mealtime or giveaways to reinforce the nutrition and health messages of MyPlate. 11" x 17", 50 sheets 2-sided
Ordering Info:www.learningzonexpress.com or toll free 888.455.7003
Web Site:www.learningzonexpress.com


A. Use of MyPlate/MyPlate or the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The overall messages presented in the resource rely on key consumer messages from the Dietary Guidelines. The key message related to half of the plate being fruits and vegetables could be better emphasized.
B. Scope
Scope of information appropriate for target audience and essential topics discussed in appropriate detail.

The resource provides practical tips related to each food group.
C. Purpose
Purpose of material clearly stated in title or introduction.
D. Organization
Material well-organized and major points presented clearly.

Organized and colorful.
E. Accuracy

More information on what consists of a whole grain or better examples might be helpful. Proteins included both plant- and animal-based suggestions, but more examples of lean proteins might be beneficial.
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.

ChooseMyPlate.gov is acknowledged.
O. Summary
No summary or review is included.

No summary is included, but key points are listed on one side of the resource.

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.

Colorful and aesthetically pleasing photos are included.
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 or below 5th grade level for low-literacy materials. Assessment method provided.

Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
This is a simple and colorful resource which includes practical and easy meal and snack ideas to fulfill MyPlate and Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
More detail and information related to how to choose whole grain products (specifying brown rice, for example) as well as protein products may be beneficial. A key message of MyPlate is that half of the plate should be fruits and vegetables. The resource could have benefited from more emphasis on this message.
C. General Comments
The resource provides simple recommendations to meet Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations. The resource could benefit from greater detail regarding key messages.
D. Overall Summary
The resource provides simple recommendations to meet Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations and may serve as a reminder to your clients to include variety in their diets. The use of this resource might be enhanced when paired with personalized nutritional counseling.

Reviewer Rating
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