BIG BOWL SIZE LEADS TO GORG­ING KIDS

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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.

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