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Title:Outsmarting the Cookie Monster
Pub. date: 2002
Includes: Handout
Audience: Multiple Audiences
Language: English
Description:A single page, double-sided handout that explains the role of snacks in a healthy diet for children and adults. Provides guidelines to readers on how to pick a healthy snack and compares prices of several common snacks to show that healthy snacks are often more economical than less healthy snacks. Encourages use of the school breakfast program. Includes contact information/addresses for New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Nutrition Connections Programs.
Funding Source: SNAP-Ed
Developer: Valerie Long, University of New Hampshire
Phone: 603-862-0158
Length: single page
Readability: 3rd Grade
Assessment Method: Flesch-Kincaid
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes.
Reviewers Comments: This one-page handout encouraging healthy snacking has a striking and appealing appearance, with clear text and images and bright magenta highlights. Its simple, understandable and brief content is directed toward adults as individuals and as parents. A table with “Pick These” and “Limit These” has practical food choice suggestions. The comparison of prices to show that healthy snacks are not more expensive than “junk food” is useful. The handout does talk about “good foods” but does not define them, and also states “never give children under 5 any food that could get stuck in their throat such as peanuts, hot dog slices, grapes, popcorn …” While the highlighted warning of choking hazards is certainly appropriate, this particular message may be inconsistent with other guidelines that recommend limiting such items for children under age 3. Information about the school breakfast program breaks from the snack theme of the handout. The back one-third of the handout is contact information for the New Hampshire Nutrition Connection Program.
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Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
    Contact: Andrea Talbot
    Mail: 315 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH 03303-2410
    Phone: (603) 225-5505
    Fax: (603) 796-2271
    Ordering: Available to print from web site or for professional printing contact distributor for file
    Order URL:Web Address
    Avail. in Qty: No
    Bulkrate:Available on the web only

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