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Put Me On Your Plate™ Pocket Cards

Producer:Journeyworks Publishing
Date Produced:2012
  • Booklet
  • Game
  • Elementary School (6-8 yrs)
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
Description:The Put Me On Your Plate™ pocket card series includes one title for each of the MyPlate food groups: Team Fruit, Team Veggie, Team Protein, Team Dairy, and Team Grain, plus an All Star Team card, which features all 5 food groups.

Each pocket card title functions as mini brochure, and can also be separated along the perforated edges between panels to become 2.5 x 3.5 cards. A variety of activities and suggested uses of the cards are included.

Cost: Each food group card titles can be ordered in packs, or full sets of all food group cards can be ordered. Price varies according to quantity ordered; contact publisher for more information.
Ordering Info:Order from the website provided.
Web Site:http://www.journeyworks.com


A. Use of MyPlate/MyPlate or the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Material based on MyPlate or the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Completely aligned with MyPlate materials and messaging.
B. Scope
Scope of information appropriate for target audience and essential topics discussed in appropriate detail.

Ideal for a wide range of uses, age appropriate to a large audience (pre-k and up).
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
Material includes a variety of stimulating and interesting learning experiences, questions, projects, or suggestions for further action that will involve the reader.

Includes suggestions for small and large group activities pertinent to the content.
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 included with suggestions for enhancing the teaching process. Suggestions for follow-up learning activities/discussion questions included.

The Put Me On Your Plate cards are self-explanatory, but come with suggestions for engaging group and individual learners.
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.

A. Role Models
Positive role models are provided in text and illustrations. Role models presented as having many roles, traits, and emotions.

The 'role models' are active and engaging fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, etc.
B. Multi-cultural Representation
Not applicable.
C. Different lifestyles and food patterns
Material emphasizes a variety of values, practices, and/or food patterns representative of different lifestyles, cultures, and socioeconomic levels.

The suggestions on the cards engage a diverse audience and include varied cultural and social "factoids" that a varied audience can embrace

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

Written materials are very basic, but are clear and concise.
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.

Engaging illustrations highlight the information provided.
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:
The Put Me On Your Plate pocket cards, tips, games and activities resource are an engaging tool for a diverse audience. Each card provides interesting facts about the food groups and items in each. Although they can be used simply as a handout, there are supplemental activity suggestions for a wide array of audiences making these cards versatile and effective at communicating MyPlate messaging.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
C. General Comments
The illustrations highlight the important messages, which are based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines fro Americans and MyPlate.
D. Overall Summary
Engaging, simple and effective for communicating MyPlate and 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans information to a wide audience.

Reviewer Rating
Any opinions expressed about any resource in this web site (either expressly or implied) are solely and completely the responsibility of the reviewer and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Highly Recommended