Shrinking the size of plates, knives, forks and glasses could go some way towards tackling over-eating and obesity, a study suggests.
Smaller tableware was identified as having a positive effect on consumption habits, along with reductions in portion size and food packaging. Researchers found that reversing the current “super-size” trend could lower average calorie intake by up to 16% in the UK and 29% in the US – the land of huge helpings.
I’m sure that this will work for some, and when others get hungry because they’re eating less – going for seconds might prompt reflection. But it doesn’t for my cousin… Last time I visited, they served as much in a single sitting as I consume throughout the week.