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PORTION DISTORTION. The difference between “helpings” and “servings”. I’m young…Why should I have to worry about what I eat?. Americans have “evolved” into the fattest people in the world!. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults 1990.

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The difference between helpings and servings

PORTION DISTORTION

The difference between “helpings” and “servings”


The difference between helpings and servings

I’m young…Why should I have to worry about what I eat?


Americans have evolved into the fattest people in the world

Americans have “evolved” into the fattest people in the world!


Obesity trends among u s adults 1990

Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults 1990

No Data <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20-24% 25%


Obesity trends among u s adults 1997

Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults 1997

No Data <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20-24% 25%


Obesity trends among u s adults 2002

Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults 2002

No Data <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20-24% 25%

Source: Mokdad A H, et al. JAMA 2003;289:1

Source: Mokdad A H, et al. JAMA 1999;282:16;2003;289:1


Bmi in adults and children definitions

BMI in Adults and Children:Definitions

To be sensitive to the issue of a child’s self-esteem, the term “obesity” is no longer used in children and adolescents


The difference between helpings and servings

GenerationXXL


The difference between helpings and servings

The Toxic Environment

Unhealthful eating and lack of activity are the culprits!


Over time our portions have become distorted

Over time, our portions have become “distorted”

What is the difference between a

and a

HELPING

SERVING


Chocolate chip cookie

Chocolate chip cookie

20 Years Ago

Today

1.5 inch diameter

3.5 inch diameter

275 calories

55 calories

Guess the calorie difference!

220 calories!

15


The difference between helpings and servings

20 Years Ago

Today

Cheeseburger

590 calories

333 calories

Guess the calorie difference!

257 calories!

16


The difference between helpings and servings

20 Years Ago

Today

6.5 ounces

20 ounces

Soda

250 calories

85 calories

Guess the calorie difference!

165 calories!

17


The difference between helpings and servings

20 Years Ago

Today

Pepperoni Pizza

500 calories

850 calories

Guess the calorie difference!

350 calories!

18


Popcorn

Popcorn

Today

20 Years Ago

5 cups

11 cups

270 calories

630 calories

Guess the calorie difference!

360 calories!

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Control your weight by knowing your serving sizes

Control your weight by knowing your serving sizes

  • HELPINGS are “unmeasured” amounts of food

  • SERVINGS are “measured” amounts of food

    Use VISUAL cues to help you choose the right amount of food to eat and control your calories


After this unit you should be able to

After this unit, you should be able to

  • Visualize serving sizes

  • Compare your “helpings” to actual “servings”

  • Explain why it is important to pay attention to serving sizes of food


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