Does an average person consume more food if they receive a bigger portion?
Yes, studies have shown no matter who you are (preschooler, adult, dieter, etc.), people given a larger portion size than they would normally consume eat more without feeling more full. It is important to think about serving sizes and relate this to what you are about to eat before you start eating.
Erin Bartels, Dietetic Student, University of Missouri
Candance Gabel, M.S. R.D., Assistant
Program Director, College of Human Environmental Sciences,
University of Missouri Extension
Last update: Thursday, December 04, 2008