Meal Portions are Getting Bigger

Diet, Tape MeasureThe British Heart Foundation has called for the Government to review its information on typical portion sizes after finding that some ready meals and other foods have increased in size by nearly 100% in 20 years (BHF, 2013).

An investigation found that individual shepherd’s pies had increased in size by 98% since 1993, chicken curry meals by 54%, a portion of crisps from a family pack by 59%, and a portion of garlic bread by 30%.

There was also wide variation between different brands.

Reference

BHF (British Heart Foundation) (2013) Portion Distortion: How Much Are We Really Eating? Available from World Wide Web: www.bhf.org.uk/media/news-from-the-bhf/portion-distortion.aspx. [Accessed: 05 November, 2013].

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