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Keeping Portions Under Control

kidshealth.org

November 27, 2007

Bagels as big as frisbees. Muffins the size of flower pots. Bowls of pasta so deep, your fork can barely find the bottom.

It's not surprising that waistlines of kids and adults have been expanding over the last few decades. Part of the problem is undoubtedly what families eat — too much saturated fat, too much sugar, and not enough nutrients. But another part has as much to do with quantity as quality. Are our plates simply piled too high?

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