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Review of:

Using MyPlate in Your Life- Teens

Producer:University of Florida Family, Youth and Community Sciences
Date Produced:2011
Format(s):
  • Fact Sheet
  • Brochure
Audience(s):
  • Middle School (9-12 yrs)
  • Young Adults (19-30 yrs)
  • General Consumer
Topic(s):
  • MyPlate/DGA Training
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Protein
  • Calories
Description:Using MyPlate in Your Life Teens was developed to help you build an eating plan that works for you. You will find the right amount of foods to eat to meet your calorie needs and promote a healthy weight. Your eating plan also will give you the nutrients you need for good health and fitness!
Language:English
Cost:Available online.
Free?Yes
Ordering Info:Available online.
Web Site:http://fycs.ifas.ufl.edu/Extension/HNFS/MyPlate/MyPlate/Using_MyPlate_in_your_life_Teens_FINAL.pdf


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.
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
No summary or review is included.

Diversity
A. Role Models
Not applicable.
B. Multi-cultural Representation
Racial, ethnic, and religious groups are represented in a factual manner showing a variety of roles, occupations, and values.
C. Different lifestyles and food patterns
Not applicable.

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.
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 6th, 7th or 8th grade level.


Overall Comments on Resource Reviewed

A. Positive Points of the Reviewed Resource:
An easy to work through guide to help teens find an appropriate calorie level and eating plan. Could easily be worked into a lesson plan, or just an awareness activity.
B. Points that Could Be Improved:
A sample menu would really enhance this resource and help the user place food intake within the context of daily calorie estimates.
C. General Comments
Simple. Not too much information- appropriate for age.
D. Overall Summary
A great handout for educators to use as a supplement to MyPlate that is specific for teens, especially those working with this age group with limited time to create such materials.


Reviewer Rating
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