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MyPlate for Older Adults

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Linda B. Bobroff, PhD, RD, LD / N, professor, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF / IFAS
Producer:Linda B. Bobroff, PhD, RD, LD / N, professor, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF / IFAS
Date Produced:October 2011
  • Flyer
  • Older Adults (51+)
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
  • Eating Patterns
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
Description:MyPlate for Older Adults is an educational handout adapted by University of Florida IFAS facultyfrom the USDA's food guidance system MyPlate, which supercedes MyPyramid. Designed for easy use, the mini-poster outlines the recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, that are specific to older adults. The front side of this color handout includes the USDA pyramid with original artwork of the types of foods that older adults eat. The front also emphasizes the importance of using fortified foods or supplements to meet vitamin D and vitamin B12 requirements as well as the importance of consuming adequate fiber and appropriate fluids. The backside includes recommendations and tips for consuming foods from each food category: Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Dairy, and Protein Foods. In addition, there are practical and easy to implement tips for eating right and being active.
Cost:Available online in PDF, or to order. Price: $15.00 for a package of 50.
Ordering Info:Available in English (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FY/FY126000.pdf) and Spanish (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FY/FY126100.pdf).

Handouts can also be ordered from the IFAS Extension Bookstore at http://ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu. English: Item #SP 475, Spanish: Item #SP 475-S.

Web Site:http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/department_family_youth_and_community_sciences


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.
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.
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)
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.
O. Summary
Some major ideas summarized or reviewed; summaries not easily identified.

A. Role Models
Not applicable.

Pictures used are appropriate and positive, but not sure they are intended to be role models.
B. Multi-cultural Representation
Material does not include any outright negative stereotypes concerning racial, religious, or ethnic groups.
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
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.

Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
Colorful, visual resource.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
Font size may be too smal for the intended audience.
C. General Comments
D. Overall Summary

Reviewer Rating
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