2014 Telly Award Winner
Over the past few decades there has been a steady growth in portion sizes we’re served. While many Americans have grown accustomed to oversized portions, these super-sized portions have brought rising rates of overweight and obesity. In Get Wise to Portion Size, viewers learn more about why portion size matters and how to eat the right amount for you. Short segments and an interview with a registered dietitian explain the issues with portion sizes, including:
• Portion Distortion is Everywhere
• Why Portion Size Matters
• Portion Size Wise Tips for Eating Out
• Portion Size Wise Tips for Eating at Home
Run time: 18 minutes
Audience: Grade 6 - Adult
"…educational DVD for all ages spotlighting a little-noticed American trend...the steady increase in the size of meal and snack portions. Larger portions mean more calories , and increasing portion size is a major contributor to America's problems with obesity and related health issues. A registered dietitian explains why portion size matters, with tips for controlling portion size when eating out or at home.…" "Recommended for public and school library collections."
--The Midwest Book Review, January 2015
"...this brief info-packed primer features two adult hosts who cover topics such as portion distortion, how eating at restaurants changes our habits, and the American obsession with doing things big. The program offers insights into the ways that size, age, and gender can affect one's dietary needs, and provides several helpful tips to avoid negative effects such as obesity. Providing solid guidance in a clear and compelling presentation that features zippy music and pertinent visuals, this is high recommended."
--Video Librarian Review, March/April 2015