The USDA MyPlate model promoted creating a healthy plate comprised of 1/2 fruits and vegetables, 1/4 lean protein, and 1/4 whole grains. The model has been praised as an easy and simple way for parents and kids to understand good nutrition in a glance. But it doesn’t help as much when the food on MyPlate is obscured – such as the case with a burrito? Learning ZoneXpress has created a handout that helps turn the burrito inside out to reveal the nutritional value inside.Portion Distortion Burrito Handouts (Tablet of 50)
These nutritional handouts take a quick look at healthy portions with the Portion Distortion Burrito. With colorful images, this 2-sided handout illustrates the difference between what you're served and what's considered a healthy serving of a favorite Mexican meal: chicken burrito with chips and salsa. The backside of the handout features easy ways to measure portion sizes, USDA recommended calorie levels, common oversized portions, and more nutritional facts.
These handouts would be appropriate in Family and Consumer Science (FACS), Life Skills, Health and Culinary classrooms as well as in cafeterias or even in restaurants as placemats that occupy kids while teaching them about nutrition.
Bonus Release - the Portion Distortion Burrito Poster
Learning ZoneXpress has also released a Portion Distortion Burrito Poster.
Like the handouts, the posters help students assess the nutrition of the ingredients and the portions of ingredients. They are a great addition to a classroom, lunchroom,waiting room, childcare center - any place where kids can learn about nutrition.