Smaller Plate, Smaller Portions

In the past few decades, plates and bowls commonly used in homes across America have increased in size. It turns out that portions have grown, too.

A study of children’s eating habits, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that kids will help themselves to more food and eat more when they use larger dishes. The research suggests that using smaller dishes might help reduce the number of calories children eat during a meal.

“Study authors also noted that children served themselves more fruit, but did not serve themselves more vegetables when using larger dishes.”

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics news release

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