|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
This professional quality video offers an overview of MyPlate and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for people who are new to the topics. It offers plain language, easy-to-understand graphics, and moderately-paced editing, in a time length that will keep the audience’s attention (30 minutes). It successfully explains the concepts of MyPlate and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, which makes it a helpful tool to use with any teenage, adult, or older adult audience. The video may be used with low income audiences and features a variety of affordable foods.
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.
This video may be used as part of a larger lesson on MyPlate and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines or as a stand-alone tool. Educators are free to make derivative works, as long as the work is noncommercial, attributed to Learning Seed, and licensing terms are made clear.