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Title:Have Your Cake & EAT It Too! (PDF | 9,657KB)
Alt. Title:"Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too! MyPyramid & Discretionary Calories" PowerPoint
Pub. date: Revised 4/2007
Includes: PowerPoint slides
Audience: Adults
Language: English
Description:Teach participants how to meet MyPyramid recommendations AND have enough calories left over for "extras" with this PowerPoint presentation, "Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too!"
Funding Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Developer: Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Beverly Benes, PhD, RD
Organization: University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension, Nebraska Department of Education
Length: 147 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: This colorful presentation is perfect for those who are interested in the topic of moderation, or want to know how they can occasionally indulge in that extra piece of cake. Subject matter includes the concepts of “discretionary calories” and “nutrient density”, extra calories, added sugar, solid fats, alcohol and physical activity. Each of the food groups from MyPyramid are gone over, portion sizes are reviewed, and a sample daily menu for a 2,000 kcal diet (from the MyPyramid Web site) shows how to plan meals and snacks without a lot of fat to allow for ample amounts of food.

The presentation follows a logical outline and includes photographs, graphics and clip art. It also contains charts, bar graphs, and line graphs, which may need extra explanation depending on the audience with which they are used. Slides are quite colorful, with a bright, flashy rainbow colored border. Certain graphics and screenshots are taken from the Web site. If an internet connection is available, it may be helpful to show the actual MyPyramid Web site. Some of the cartoon pictures are not clear, which it may make it difficult to decipher what food is pictured. One of the slides contains a photograph of a branded item. Calorie amounts are displayed for certain pictured items. Educators may want to note the average calorie amount for these items may vary greatly.

Question and answers on some of the slides make the presentation more interactive. Several of the slides also appear in other presentations, including Avoid Portion Distortion and Spending Your Calorie Salary . A section of the slides in the Power Point are adapted slides from “Portion Distortion” by the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute. Select information is referenced to a Web site at the bottom of certain slides.

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    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
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