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Title:Eat Smart! MyPlate and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines
Pub. date: 2012
Edition: 1st
Includes: Video and Educator's Guide
Audience: Multiple Audiences, adults, Older Adults, Teenagers
Language: English
Description:This program uses MyPlate and the USDA's 2010 Dietary Guidelines to present an overview of healthy eating. It focuses on the Guideline's three main recommendations: eat nutrient-dense foods, balance calories, and reduce solid fats, added sugars and sodium, and shows how MyPlate can help build meals that include nutritious choices from all the food groups.
Funding Source: Self funded by Learning Seed
Developer: Learning Seed
Phone: 800-634-4941
Length: 30 minutes
Assessment instrument Used? Yes
Use Restrictions: May not copy.
Reviewers Comments: Eat Smart! MyPlate & 2010 Dietary Guidelines is a video that helps viewers understand the concepts of MyPlate and the USDA's 2010 Dietary Guidelines. The video is filmed in live-action with a narrator throughout each chapter and offers subtitles for the hearing-impaired. It is divided into four chapters:
    1. We Need Guidelines Just to Eat?
    2. Use MyPlate to Choose Nutrient-Dense Foods
    3. Balance Calories to Maintain Weight
    4. Avoid SoFAS & Sodium
    5. Make MyPlate Be Your Plate

On the Learning Seed Web site, there is a preview of the video and a 14-page Educator's Resource Guide available. You must register for a free online account and log in to access these materials. The guide offers before and after viewing activities, examples of discussion questions, a glossary and additional resources. It also includes an assessment component that may be used as an evaluative component for the video and accompanying discussion.

Educators are free to make derivative works, as long as the work is noncommercial, attributed to Learning Seed, and licensing terms are made clear.

Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Learning Seed
    Mail: 641 West Lake Street, Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60661
    Order URL:
    Cost: 99.00 per DVD
    Avail. in Qty: Yes
    Bulkrate:Contact Learning Seed

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