Portion Plates for Adults
Maintaining a healthy weight is a critical factor for enjoying a long and healthy life. Obesity is strongly linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and a host of other chronic and serious diseases. One of the biggest problems that Americans face is that they simply eat too much. Even worse, a lot of our overeating is from sheer bad habits. We simply aren’t aware of how much we eat! Watching our portion sizes during meals can make a huge difference between being healthy and being obese, especially when combined with daily physical exercise.
The Portion Plate is a simple tool for learning how much you should eat as part of your diet. Not only does the plate show you how much to eat, but it also teaches the components of a healthy, balanced meal that promotes weight loss. In a nutshell, 1/2 of your plate should be fruits and vegetables, 1/4 of your plate whole grains, and no more than 1/4 a lean meat.
How does the plate work? It’s a memory aid. You don’t have to use it every day, of course. Just use it enough to remind yourself how much you should be eating during your meals. Soon, you’ll know exactly how much to eat, even when you are out dining or eating at work. Limiting your portion sizes will become second nature.
Portion Plates for Kids
We also have several fantastic children’s plates that make it fun for kids to learn about healthy eating and portion sizes. For young children, each area of the plate is loaded with colorful cartoon characters that represent the food groups - your child is sure to have a favorite character! For somewhat older children, we have a plate that shows examples of portion sizes using familiar objects like a hockey puck and tennis ball.
As obesity rates for children and teens increase, parents need to be mindful of the influence they have on their children. It’s important for parents to set a healthy example for their children to eat right, exercise enough and avoid becoming obese. The Portion Plate has helped teach tens of thousands of adults and children how to eat the right foods in the correct portion sizes and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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