27 September 2018
Eating proper portion sizes is as important as eating the right foods. This Q&A explains portion sizes and gives tips on how to choose and control them in order to eat healthier and avoid under- and overeating.
06 October 2017
Recent media headlines claim that three servings of fruit and veg is enough to live longer. Should we forget about current recommendations for five portions a day?
26 November 2014
How different reference amounts on nutrition labels influence consumers’ product healthfulness evaluation was investigated by researchers from the University of Surrey and the team at the European Food Information Council. The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows that products with a ‘per 100g’ label were rated as less healthful compared to products with reference amounts given in ‘typical’ or ‘half typical’ portions.
26 March 2014
Research conducted by five universities in Texas, USA, with African American and Hispanic families underscores the relation between portions offered by caregivers and the amounts children consume...
10 April 2012
There has been a tendency for labels to focus on nutrition information and to overlook ‘how much’ of a product should be consumed. Portion control is important as research shows that consumption of large portions...
22 February 2011
How do consumers respond to portion information on food and drink labels? Initial results of new EUFIC consumer research available...
13 August 2007
Portion sizes of ready-to-eat foods and restaurant meals have steadily increased over the past decade. This has prompted concern from health educators because larger portion sizes may cause over-consumption of energy and weight gain. A new US study suggests that this analysis is correct.