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Physiol Behav. 2008 Apr 22;94(1):39-47. Epub 2007 Nov 22.

Super-size me: Portion size effects on young children's eating.

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Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center (JOF),, Houston, TX 70030, United States. jfisher@bcm.tmc.edu

Abstract

Large portions of energy-dense foods are believed to favor obesity-promoting eating behaviors in young children. The following review presents evidence on food portion size effects on children's eating behavior and eating regulation, with comparison of findings to adult studies of portion size. Individual differences in children's susceptibility to portion size, particularly associations with weight status, are addressed. Finally, potential mechanisms of effects and strategies to offset the intake promoting effects of portion size are considered.

PMID:
18155736
DOI:
10.1016/j.physbeh.2007.11.015
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