Eating ice cream is a seasonal treat, and as such should not be denied just because one is on a diet. The key seems to be sticking to a half-cup serving size and avoiding the tempting but truly fattening sundaes and added ingredients.
A new study out of Temple University suggests that one solution to helping kids eat less is to give them smaller plates. With childhood obesity rates so high, we need effective strategies to help youngsters eat more healthfully and eat less.
As my colleague and I illustrate in our recent paper, the trend toward larger portions coincides with the availability of calories in the U.S. food supply and the rising prevalence of overweight and obesity. So what can we do about this continued trend toward larger portions?