Rethinking Portion Size

Rethinking Portion Size

As our nation struggles to get a handle on high obesity rates, portion sizes have been getting a makeover. Restaurants and manufacturers are replacing the 'bigger is better' approach with more modest servings. We consider the cultural...

As our nation struggles to get a handle on high obesity rates, portion sizes have been getting a makeover. Restaurants and manufacturers are replacing the 'bigger is better' approach with more modest servings. We consider the cultural, historical and scientific factors that influence portion size in modern America.

Guests

Brian Wansink, Ph.D.

John Dyson Professor of Marketing and Director, Cornell Food and Brand Lab in the Department of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University

Rachel Laudan

historian; visiting scholar, University of Texas at Austin, author, 'Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History'

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