Muffins cop a big serv­ing

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NATION -

AUS­TRALIAN cof­fee and cafe chains have been put on no­tice for sell­ing sug­ary muffins the size of soft balls.

Re­search re­leased yes­ter­day found cakes and muffins from pop­u­lar cof­fee chains are about 2½ times larger than su­per­mar­ket ver­sions.

Di­eti­tian Stephanie Liang from the Univer­sity of Sydney says cafe own­ers need to re­duce the por­tion sizes of the pop­u­lar treats.

“Reg­u­larly eat­ing kilo­joule­heavy dis­cre­tionary foods and larger por­tion sizes are key fac­tors con­tribut­ing to Aus­tralia’s obe­sity epi­demic,” she says.

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