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Review of:

Eat Healthy Parent-Child Learning Activities Books Combo Pack

Producer:Positive Promotions
Date Produced:2012
Format(s):
  • Booklet
Audience(s):
  • Early Childhood (2-5 yrs)
  • Elementary School (6-8 yrs)
Topic(s):
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
Description:Set of 5 activity books, each focusing on the healthiest choices from the food group featured. Interactive activities in each make learning fun for youngsters. Each booklet includes 4 pages for parents and guardians help them improve every meal and teach children about healthy food choices and the MyPlate concept.
Cost:$4.31
Free?No
Ordering Info:Order online at the website provided, or by calling 1-800-635-2666.
Web Site:http://www.positivepromotions.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.
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.

Comments:
Materials are for pre K-K children.
G. Learning Objectives
Learning objectives identifiable and met somewhat.

Comments:
The learning objectives are not clearly stated. On the back of each section of the packet the directions to parents & guardians provides clear directions. The goals are vague and could be more clear.
H. Learning Activities, Projects, or Interactive Learning Tools
Material includes a variety of stimulating and interesting learning experiences, questions, projects, or suggestions for further action that will involve the reader.

Comments:
A variety of activities is included in the packet.
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.

Comments:
The brand name is visible on the front page of each packet only.
J. Inclusion of learning objectives, learner activities, instructional aids, lesson plans, evaluation component, identification of required instructional materials, web site with additional materials.
Material includes three or four of the above.

Comments:
Materials contain learner activities, instructional aids, and Choose MyPlate website information.
K. Recipes (if included)
Overall, recipes are compatible with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
L. Recipes (if included)
Recipes include a nutrient analysis per serving for the following nutrients listed on the nutrition label: kcal, macronutrients, trans fats, cholesterol, dietary fiber and sodium. If for a low-income audience, a cost analysis is included.

Comments:
Nutrient analysis is included. A cost analysis is not included.
M. Instructional Resources
Instructor resources not needed for this material.

Comments:
The product if for use by parents/guardians so instructor resources are not needed.
N. Credits, References and Resources (Including dates, publisher, etc.)
Current and complete credits, references, and resources listed.
O. Summary
No summary or review is included.

Comments:
Summary is not needed here due to the nature of the materials.

Diversity
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.

Comments:
Multi-cultural representation visible in cartoon drawings.
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.

Print Materials
A. Writing Style
Main ideas are clear and flow smoothly.

Comments:
Easy to understand writing style appropriate for young children.
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.

Comments:
Appropriate for parents to read to young children.
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.

Comments:
Illustrations are appropriate for young children.
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.

Comments:
Paper weight is appropriate for a coloring activity book.
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.

Comments:
Reading level appropriate for parents.


Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
User friendly material for parents to use with children. Material is easy to understand and interesting for young children.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
Some pages are busy with numerous activities. The brand name is a bit too prominent on the front cover of the packets.
C. General Comments
This set of packets is appropriate for parents and children. the activities are fun and interesting for children. The packets are divided by food group.
D. Overall Summary
This product would be useful for nutrition educations to share with parents.


Reviewer Rating
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