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Health Tip: Watch Your Family's Portion Sizes

Use smaller plates and bowls

(HealthDay News) -- Limiting you and family members to appropriate portion sizes can help maintain healthy weights and avoid overeating.

The website offers these suggestions:

  • Use smaller bowls and plates at home.
  • Buy snacks in smaller packages.
  • Don't push kids to clean their plates. Instead, encourage them to stop eating when they're full.
  • Cook in larger batches, serving appropriate portions and freezing the rest.
  • Measure appropriate portion sizes before serving. Avoid eating right out of the package.
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