Deborah De Santis-Moniaci Ph.D .. Assistant Director, Kids Weight Down Program Clinical Psychology .. Maimonides Infants & Children's Hospital of Brooklyn
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Male Speaker: Small plates, equal small portions, is that true? Deborah De Santis-Moniaci: That's what the data tells us. The larger plate you use when you are eating, the more food you will consume. We are satisfied by seeing that we clean our plate, if it's a small plate or a large plate, and so Pete the research has shown that people are equally satisfied if they clean up. You know, they fully finish their small plate versus their large plate. Male Speaker: So in another words, if you make a very large plate, the tendency is you fill it up, everybody seems, oh, I have to be nice, and I am going to finish that plate. Is that true? Deborah De Santis-Moniaci: Absolutely, and I think the other issue is the family style eating leads to more food consumption, because the plate is full in front of you and so you are more interested in kind of taking more what you see it there, versus having plate you have food stored in the kitchen

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