PORTION DISTORTION

 

Portion sizes have grown in restaurants, in supermarkets, and at home. It’s harder to avoid overeating. The continual increase in portion sizes is one of many factors that also continues to make obesity a growing epidemic and disease year after year! Check out how serving sizes have changed over the last 20 years…..

  1. BAGELS

-20 YEARS AGO: 3-inch diameter, 140 calories

-TODAY: 6-inch diameter, 350 calories

Total Increase: 210 calories

 

  1. TURKEY SANDWICH

-20 YEARS AGO: 320 calories

-TODAY: 820 calories

Total Increase: 500 calories

 

  1. SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS

-20 YEARS AGO: 1 cup spaghetti with sauce and 3 small meatballs, 500 calories

-TODAY: 2 cups of pasta with sauce and 3 large meatballs, 1,025 calories

Total Increase: 525 calories

 

  1. FRENCH FRIES

-20 YEARS AGO: 2.4 ounces, 210 calories

-TODAY: 6.9 ounces, 610 calories

Total Increase: 400 calories

 

  1. SODA

-20 YEARS AGO: 6.5 ounces, 85 calories

-TODAY: 20 ounces, 250 calories

Total Increase: 165 calories

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