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Bigger Bowl Makes Kids Ask For Larger Portions
2013-11-21 13:07:33

[ Watch The Video: How To Estimate Portions And Servings ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two studies from a team of American and Dutch researchers have found that larger bowl sizes bias children toward requesting larger portion sizes and eating more food, according to a report published earlier this week in The Journal of Pediatrics. Previous research has shown that bigger dishes cause adults to eat bigger portions and the new report found the same...

2012-01-18 00:40:46

Choosing the right size and color of your bowls and plates could help you eat less, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. "The bigger your dinnerware, the bigger your portion. If you use larger plates, you could end up serving 9 percent to 31 percent more than you typically would," write authors Koert van Ittersum (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Brian Wansink (Cornell University). The average size of dinner plates has increased by almost 23 percent from since...


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