Tactile Food Pyramid Kit, Primary

Kit, Learning

Accession Number: 2014.16.1

Description: A kit for learning about food groups and nutrition, featuring tactile food pyramid worksheets. "Teaches children to make smart choices for an 1,800 calorie Diet" --APH product sheet. Adapted with permission from MyPyramid.gov; recommended for primary level to grade 5. Contents: 1 standard-print "MyPyramid for Kids" USDA classroom poster (2005), illustrated with a color-coded food pyramid and nutritional information about food groups; 1 braille booklet of poster doumentation; 10 tactile desktop worksheets, printed and embossed on heavy white paper, with an illustration of a blank food pyramid divided into 6 segments (5 unfilled, and 1 printed yellow and labeled "Oils"), a stick figure ascending 6 steps along the left side of the pyramid, and a tactile color-coded key beneath each pyramid segment; 10 punch out-and-paste sheets, each having five removable and tactually distinct pyramid segments of different colors to paste on the desktop worksheets, and, at left, a color-coded and embossed key to the segments. Embossed sheets have print and contracted braille labeling. Title text at top right of poster and worksheets: "MyPyramid for Kids: Eat Right. Exercise. Have Fun." APH logo is printed below the text on worksheets. Text at top of other sheets: "MyPyramid for Kids - Punch Out & Paste," with APH logo printed at bottom right corner. APH catalog no. 1-03016-00 (complete kit). APH catalog no. 1-03017-00 (tactile sheets 10-pack). .1a-j: desktop worksheets .1k-t: punch-and-paste sheets .1u: braille booklet (interpoint, contracted; paper cover, saddle-stitched; transcribed 2005) .1v-w: parts list (print; braille) .1x: USDA poster

Height: 11

Width: 17

Date Made: 2011

Maker: American Printing House for the Blind

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Collection, 2014.16

Subjects: Instructional aids, tools, and supplies Instructional materials Nutrition Tactile graphics

Dimension Notes: Above dimensions for 20 tactile sheets. Poster: 36 (h) x 24 (w) in.; braille booklet, 11 x 11.75 in.; parts sheet, 11 x 8.5 in.

Made: American Printing House for the Blind

Material: Paper

Updated: 06/29/2021