Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Obesity among American children is growing at an alarming rate. Doctors, even the First Lady, are pushing healthier foods, especially vegetables and fruit to help kids lose weight. And now, there’s an even simpler way to help stop childhood obesity.
A new study done by the Center for Obesity Research and education in Philadelphia says the size of the dinner plate goes a long way to reducing food consumption.
The children were allowed to serve themselves, but they were offered two different sized plates over the course of eight lunches. The food was quietly weighed.
The study found that children consumed more food when the plate was larger, no matter how much they weigh.
Researchers concluded that kids, and for that matter, everybody else, will eat less food if you serve them with a smaller plate.