Monday, 22 June 2015

Small, medium, large, extra-large or supersize…too much choice or not enough?

Increased portion size of foods is contributing to the rise in obesity prevalence and subsequent health risks.  When adults and children are served larger portions they consume more energy, and we believe that educating consumers about what to eat or not eat is clearly not enough.

Researchers in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics are conducting a study about consumer knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to portion size, modelled on the Irish and USA Portion Size Distortion Quizzes.

If you would like to participate in our study, please go to the survey here.  It will only take 10-15 minutes of your time and will test your current knowledge and practices around portion control.

Thank you!  Please contact Tracy McCaffrey if you have any questions about this research.

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