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Peer Review

Understanding the Nutrition Facts Label



Overall Numeric Rating:

5 stars
Content Quality: 4.75 stars
Effectiveness: 5 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Reviewed: Jun 16, 2008 by Technical Allied Health
Overview: Learners take a close look at the information on product labels concerning fat, fiber, and serving sizes. A quiz follows the lesson.
Type of Material: A basic review of the product labels on food sources.
Recommended Uses: An excellent resource to add to a nutrition or personal health class.
Technical Requirements: Java Applet
Identify Major Learning Goals: A comprehensive review of all components of the food level with a concentration on the fat contents in various foods.
Target Student Population: High School and entry level college courses. A good review for nursing and dental students on reading labels.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: None

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4.75 stars
Strengths: Comprehensive and easy to understand components of a nutrition label.
Concerns: May be too elementary for students.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: Students will understand the components of the label and the quiz at the end of the presentation is a good teaching tool.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: Easy to understand and the progression of the teaching module is clear.