Kids’ personalities may influence food portion size

January 15, 2014

By Lizette Borreli Assessing a child’s personality may be an effective way to ward off childhood obesity in unhealthy kids. Extroverts are found to serve themselves more food than introverts regardless of whether they’re given a large or small bowl, according to a recent study. In the United States the rate of childhood obesity has doubled over […]

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Dish size, meal frequency may affect kids’ weight

April 8, 2013

By Genevra Pittman Shrinking the size of kids’ plates and bowls and encouraging them to eat more frequently throughout the day might help them eat less and keep off extra weight, new research suggests. In one study, researchers found first-graders served themselves smaller portions when using miniaturized dishware – and ate less food when they […]

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