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A review of evidence supporting current strategies, challenges, and opportunities to reduce portion sizes

Autores: Almirón Roig, Eva (Autor de correspondencia); Forde, C. G.; Hollands, G. J.; Vargas, M. A.; Brunstrom, J. M.
Título de la revista: NUTRITION REVIEWS
ISSN: 0029-6643
Volumen: 78
Número: 2
Páginas: 91 - 114
Fecha de publicación: 2020
Although there is considerable evidence for the portion-size effect and its potential impact on health, much of this has not been successfully applied to help consumers reduce portion sizes. The objective of this review is to provide an update on the strength of evidence supporting strategies with potential to reduce portion sizes across individuals and eating contexts. Three levels of action are considered: food-level strategies (targeting commercial snack and meal portion sizes, packaging, food labels, tableware, and food sensory properties), individual-level strategies (targeting eating rate and bite size, portion norms, plate-cleaning tendencies, and cognitive processes), and population approaches (targeting the physical, social, and economic environment and health policy). Food- and individual-level strategies are associated with small to moderate effects; however, in isolation, none seem to have sufficient impact on food intake to reverse the portion-size effect and its consequences. Wider changes to the portion-size environment will be necessary to support individual- and food-level strategies leading to portion control.