To the Editor: Obesity has been linked in part
to the expanding portion sizes of prepackaged or preserved foods.1-3 However, adults frequently
serve themselves the food they will eat for a meal or snack. We investigated
how the size of serving bowls influences how much food a person decides to
serve and consume in a natural environment.
Wansink B, Cheney MM. Super Bowls: Serving Bowl Size and Food Consumption. JAMA. 2005;293(14):1723–1728. doi:10.1001/jama.293.14.1727
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