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Review of:

MyPlate Match Game


Image courtesy of:
Dairy Council of California
Producer:Dairy Council of California
Date Produced:2011
Format(s):
  • Game
Audience(s):
  • Elementary School (6-8 yrs)
Topic(s):
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
  • Eating Patterns
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
Description:Play the My Plate Match Game and discover how many food servings and how much physical activity you need every day.
Cost:Available for online play.
Free?Yes
Web Site:http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Kids/Kids-Games-Activities/My-Plate-Match-Game.aspx


Content

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

Comments:
It is a game and is stated as such.
D. Organization
Material well-organized and major points presented clearly.
E. Accuracy
Information is accurate and recommendations current with content of MyPlate and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
F. Learner Background
Material does not assume that reader has background information.

Comments:
Colored coded game for plate and shapes are identifiable.
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.

Comments:
Fun interactive game, even more on the website.
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)
L. Recipes (if 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.

Comments:
Reference was listed as far as it complies with children’s online privacy act.
O. Summary
All major ideas summarized or reviewed to reinforce key concepts; summaries easily identified.

Comments:
Explains each section and portions needed, along with activities.

Print Materials
A. Writing Style
B. Writing Approach
C. Vocabulary
D. Supportive Illustrations
E. Layout and Design
F. Visual Quality
G. Headings/Cueing Devices
H. Approximate Reading Level
Reading level is at or below 5th grade level for low-literacy materials. Assessment method provided.


Audiovisual Materials

A. Concept Presentation
Audio and/or visuals are mutually supportive to presentation of concepts.

Comments:
Excellent job with color and pictures.
B. Pace
Presentation progresses at a pace that permits comprehension. Pacing of dialogue is appropriate for absorbing concepts presented. Blank time is provided.
C. Auditory Quality
D. Visual Quality
E. Continuity
Continuity provides cohesiveness and smooth flow. Visuals in logical order. Auditory portion precisely matched with visual portion.

Comments:
From nutrition to exercise.


Web Sites
A. Currentness of Information
Web site information is current; there are no broken hyperlinks.
B. Readability
Text size is adequate for viewing. Good contrast between text and background.
C. Navigation
Navigation through the web site is logical and aided by navigation buttons and a site map or search tool.


Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
There is more than one game to play for learning, great pictures for foods and plate. Fun to drop and drag items and used as learning tool when you clicked on item.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
It was a quick game, only thing might be more variety of foods or activities.
C. General Comments
It was fun, great learning tool for elementary school students.
D. Overall Summary
Fun to play.


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.

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