Tactile Food Pyramid Kit, Secondary

Kit, Learning

Accession Number: 2014.16.3

Description: A kit for learning about food groups and nutrition, featuring tactile food pyramids thermoformed on white plastic sheets for desktop use. "Teaches teens and adults to make smart choices for a 2,000 calorie diet" --APH product sheet. Adapted with permission from MyPyramid.gov; recommended for grade level 6 and up. Contents: 1 standard-print "MyPyramid: Steps to a Healthier You" USDA classroom poster (2005), illustrated with a color-coded food pyramid and nutritional information about food groups; 1 interpoint, contracted braille booklet of poster documentation; and 5 tactile desktop sheets with standard print and contracted braille text, each illustrated with a food pyramid having 6 vertical and tactually distinct color-filled segments, beneath which are color-coded rectangles and labeling, and a stick figure ascending 6 steps along the left side of the pyramid. A tactile color-coded key extends from bottom left to bottom center of the sheet. Title text at top right of poster, "MyPyramid," and at bottom left, "MyPyramid: Steps to a Healthier You"; at top right of thermoformed sheets, "MyPyramid for Kids: Steps to a Healthier You." APH logo is printed below the text on sheets. APH catalog no. 1-03018-00 (complete kit). APH catalog no. 1-03019-00 (tactile sheets 5-pack). .3a-e: thermoformed sheets .3f: braille booklet (transcribed 2005; paper cover, saddle-stitched) .3g-h: parts list (print; braille) .3i: USDA poster

Height: 12

Width: 18

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 5 thermoformed sheets. Poster, 36 (h) x 24 (w) in.; braille booklet, 11 x 11.5 in.; parts list, 11 x 8.5 in.

Made: American Printing House for the Blind

Material: Plastic/Paper

Updated: 10/31/2014