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April 13, 2005

Super Bowls: Serving Bowl Size and Food Consumption

JAMA. 2005;293(14):1723-1728. doi:10.1001/jama.293.14.1727

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.

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