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Portion Distortion

The average restaurant portions have almost doubled in the past twenty years. Use this fun guide to help you compare today’s portions.

Bagel:

Bagel size today
Bagel size from 20 years ago
20 yrs. Ago: 140 kcal

3-in diameter
Today: 350 kcal

6-in diameter

Average Cheeseburger:

Cheeseburger size today
Cheeseburger size from 20 years ago
20 yrs. Ago: 333 kcal
Today: 590 kcal

Spaghetti & Meatballs:

Spaghetti & Meatballs size today
Spaghetti & Meatballs size from 20 years ago
20 yrs. Ago: 500 kcal

1 c. spaghetti & 3 small meatballs
1025 kcal

2 c.spaghetti & 3 large meatballs
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SOURCES: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute • National Institutes of Health • Department of Health and Human Services
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