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    Children consume 13% more calories when given larger portions


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    Thursday, February 15, 2007 3:47 am Email this article
    Feeding children 2- to 9-years-old larger portions increases calorie intake by 13 percent according to a study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Subjects : 75 children

    The study involved 75 white children who were served dinner of various portions.

    Do you and your family a favor and serve smaller portions.

    REFERENCE

    Fisher JO. Effects of age on children’s intake of large and self-selected food portions. Obesity. 2007 Feb, 15(2):403-12.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Jennifer Orlet Fisher
    USDA-ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center
    1100 Bates Street, Suite 4004
    Houston, TX 77030
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