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Do children really prefer large portions? Visual illusions bias their estimates and intake

van Ittersum, K. & Wansink, B., Jul-2007, In : Journal of the american dietetic association. 107, 7, p. 1107-1110 4 p.

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Until recently, obesity has largely been viewed as a personal issue. However, in 2001, the US Surgeon General issued a wake-up call to prevent and decrease overweight and obesity. At that time, 40 million Americans were considered obese, and this was contributing to $99.2 billion in estimated medical costs, and 200,000 to 280,000 adult deaths per year because of related comorbidities (1-8). To address this, the US Surgeon General assigned responsibility to all strata of society—individuals, families, communities, schools, worksites, health care, media, industry, and government.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1107-1110
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the american dietetic association
Volume107
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul-2007
Externally publishedYes

    Keywords

  • SIZE MEASUREMENT AIDS, CONSUMPTION VOLUME, OBESITY EPIDEMIC, FOOD PHOTOGRAPHS, UNITED-STATES, ENERGY-INTAKE, US ADULTS, ACCURACY, OVERWEIGHT, ADOLESCENTS

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