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portion distortion

portion distortion


An upward shift in the size and calorie count of a serving of a particular food served to the general public, especially in fast-food restaurants.  

The chart on the left indicates that portion sizes (kcal) have at least doubled in each major food group in the last 20 years, which helps explain the obesity epidemic. 

Reference Time 10/13/03, p86, www.snackertracker.com

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