BIG BOWL SIZE LEADS TO GORGING KIDS
Kids will eat 52 per cent more if their breakfast bowls are large, US research has found. Cornell University scientists examined the impact of bowl size on childrens' diets by serving up cereal in small or large bowls to 18 kids aged 6 to 10. Adults poured the cereal and milk in small increments until the littlies said they were satisfied with the portion size. Results showed that kids requested 69 per cent more cereal and milk and ate 52 per cent more in the bigger bowls. Decreasing the size of plates and bowls may be an easy way to prevent overeating, the researchers said.