9-IN-10 OPPOSITE 'FAT TAX': Govt. meal portions slammed
- Smaller portions reduce obesity. // Cancer Nursing Practice;Oct2015, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p7
The article offers information on research which showed the cutting the portion sizes of food available at home, supermarkets and restaurants would address the problem concerning the increasing obesity rates in England in 2015.
- Hard to stomach. Newnham, David // Nursing Standard;10/7/2015, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p25
Small portions are the next big thing. According to a report from Cambridge University, if the people who dished up our dinners put less food in front of us, Britain's obesity crisis would start to slim down in less time than it takes to say, 'no more thanks. I'm stuffed'.
- Soda Patrol. Smith, Kevin Lee // Nurse Practitioner World News;Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 18 Issue 11/12, p22
The author talks about New York city's Mayor Michael Bloomberg's boldly proposed ban of super-sized sugary beverages, that is, those larger than 16 ounces which he says coincided with New England Journal of Medicine's publication on the impact of sugary beverages on obesity and resulted in a...
- GENERATION XL. GOTTESMAN, NANCY // Parenting School Years;Aug2012, Issue 266, p82
The article offers a look at what makes the children in the U.S. become obese and how parents can help their childre lose weight. Some of the reasons cited is that food portions served in restaurants have become bigger, more children are taking large amounts of soda and less physical activity is...
- The Effect of Food Portion Sizes on the Obesity Prevention Using System Dynamics Modelling. Abidin, Norhaslinda Zainal; Zulkepli, Jafri Hj; Zaibidi, Nerda Zura // AIP Conference Proceedings;2014, Vol. 1613, p436
The rise in income and population growth have increased the demand for food and induced changes in food habits, food purchasing and consumption patterns in Malaysia. With this transition, one of the plausible causes of weight gain and obesity is the frequent consumption of outside food which is...
- Industry needs to pay better attention to portion size, variety. Tabacchi, Mary H. // Nation's Restaurant News;7/24/2006, Vol. 40 Issue 30, p16
The article calls on the United States restaurant and food service industry to address obesity and other health issues by evaluating the portion size, calorie content and fat content of their offerings. The industry should focus on how it can serve more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and...
- NRA: Findings of the FDA-commissioned Keystone report lack balance, moderation. Anderson, Steven C. // Nation's Restaurant News;7/24/2006, Vol. 40 Issue 30, p34
The author, who is the chief executive of Washington, D.C.-based National Restaurant Association, argues against the recommendations of the Keystone Center, which was commissioned by the United States Food and Drug Administration to study how away-from-home foods could help reduce weight gain...
- Supersize Your Meals. Robertson, Sarah // Prevention;Feb2001, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p73
Focuses on how eating food that looks bigger, rather than skimping on portions, may help reduce calorie intake.
- END PORTION DISTORTION. THRASYBULE, LINDA // Arthritis Today;Mar/Apr2013, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p25
The article offers food portions to consider for losing weight such as two tablespoons of salad dressing which is equivalent to a ping-pong ball, one-half cup of ice cream which is equivalent to a light bulb, and one slice of cake which is equivalent to a deck of cards.
- How to Make "MyPlate" Your Plate. // Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Aug2011, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p4
The article discusses "MyPlate," developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which was unveiled USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin and First Lady Michelle Obama in 2011. The plate icon depicts the suggested portion of fruits, vegetables, grains...