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Title:Hitting for Home Plate!
Alt. Title:"Hitting for Home Plate" PowerPoint and Handouts
Pub. date: September 2006
Includes: PowerPoint, online slideshow and handouts
Audience: Multiple Audiences, Adults, Children, Teenagers
Language: English
Description:“Hitting for Home Plate” is an computer-based interactive baseball game on naturally nutrient-rich foods. The game is presented in a PowerPoint format, and takes the audience through 9 innings of baseball -- complete with strikes and home runs -- to teach about "naturally nutrient-rich" foods. Clicking on the arrows on each picture will allow participants (“players”) to either "strike" or hit a "home run!"
Funding Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Developer: Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Kaiti Roeder, RD, Brandy VanDeWalle, MS
Organization: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and Nebraska Beef Council
Length: 74 total slides
Pilot Testing: Reviewed by several potential end-users and tested with target audiences before it was made available to the public.
Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes.
Reviewers Comments: Both children and adults will enjoy this slideshow, which is set up like a baseball game. As they are playing the game, they will learn valuable facts, such as what foods are rich in nutrients and correct portion sizes. There are nine innings, each with a question to answer, and each question must be answered correctly before moving on. Between innings a coach’s tip is provided, which is a food or physical activity fact that generally corresponds to the question.

Because of the interactive nature of the slideshow, it is recommended that the educator practice using the slides beforehand. Slides can be either downloaded and used with PowerPoint, or viewed online. It is more accessible to view the slides online; however, there is no sound when using the online version. Downloading the PowerPoint slides makes them more difficult to navigate when viewing the show, however, sounds are audible when a strike or a hit is made. Answers to the questions are available on a downloadable PDF file of the handouts with the answer circled in either black and while or color.

The information, questions, and tips in the show are based on information from, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Naturally Nutrient Rich Coalition. Some of the information, including the 29 cuts of lean beef from the Beef Council is not consistent with MyPyramid recommendations for choosing lean cuts of meat. There are links to additional resources and handouts at the end of the presentation including the Live Well! Enjoy Nutrient-Rich Foods Toolkit

View/download files: 
Visit Web site (html):
Download PowerPoint Slides (11.3 MB):
Answer sheet in black and white (4.3 MB):
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County
    Contact: Alice Henneman
    Mail: 444 Cherrycreek Rd, Ste. A
Lincoln, NE 68528-1507
    Phone: (402) 441-7180
    Fax: (402) 441-7148
    Order URL:
    Avail. in Qty: No
    Bulkrate:Download free of charge off the Internet.

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