Job offersmore »
- Farm Manager - Vietnam
- Senior Grower – Tomatoes, Australia
- Plant Specialist City Farming - Netherlands
- General Manager, HandPicked Vegetables - US
- Agricultural Research Manager - Italy
- Grower / Consultant Asia
- Professional greenhouse grower - United States
- General Manager - China
- Agronomist - Armenia
- Grower Manager UK – Climate & Nutrition
Top 5 - yesterday
- No news was published yesterday.
Top 5 - last week
Top 5 - last month
Exchange ratesmore »
'Portion distortion' tricks children into eating more vegetablesThe famous Portion Size Effect suggests the more food we pile on our plates, the more we end up eating.
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki explores the Portion Size Effect in his new book Game of Knowns and says "portion distortion" can also be used in a positive way to "trick" kids into eating more vegetables. "You can take advantage of the effect because it also applies to foods that some people don't find palatable such as vegies," Dr Kruszelnicki says. "Serving kids large portions of vegies might trick them into more of what's good for them, which is a good thing, because you are teaching them good taste".
Director of Nutritionist Professionals Australia Julie Dundon said the Portion Size Effect is not a new idea but "absolutely makes sense".
"A plate of food should be made up of - a quarter of protein, a quarter of carbohydrates and half of vegetables. The more vegies the better," Ms Dundon said. "The psychology of it does work and people can't believe they can eat that much food and still lose weight."
Publication date: 12/2/2013
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector: