Finish Your Plate – Or Should You?

Food (Policy) For Thought

I found this great infographic at the Massive Health blog and thought I’d share it. When I did diabetes-prevention research last summer, I read a ton of articles on how portion size increases have affected the obesity crisis, and I remember noting a noticeable change in portion sizes when crossing the Canadian-American border. At the same time, I doubt that this is solely an American problem – we see more rich food and larger portions in Europe as well, and I for one am guilty too of mindless eating in front of the computer or a TV show. Relearning our hunger cues is definitely a good step forward for all of us, I think.

The only thing I don’t like about this infographic is that they feature a baked potato as a vegetable serving – I guess this would be the one “vegetable” that you would have to actually be…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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