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Title:Prevent Portion Distortion
Pub. date: revised March 2012
Includes: PowerPoint, related handout
Audience: Adults
Language: English
Description:"Prevent Portion Distortion" PowerPoint presentation is full of pictures to help participants learn how portions sizes have changed. Participants will also learn how they can avoid portion distortion!
Funding Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Developer: Alice Henneman, MS, RD
Organization: University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
Length: 40 slides, 2-page handout
Pilot Testing: Reviewed by several potential end-users and tested with target audiences before it was made available to the public.
Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes.
Reviewers Comments: This resource, based on recommendations from MyPlate, is a great overview of correct portion sizes. The presentation is logical and succinct, following a basic “menu” or outline provided at its onset. Using slides that have been adapted from “Portion Distortion” by the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute, it shows how typical portion sizes have increased over the years, and then shows what recommended portion sizes look like. The colorful handout contains similar information, attractively designed with facts from MyPlate and graphics from the “Portion Distortion” presentation.

The presentation is bright and colorful, with graphics and screen shots from the Web site. Some of the graphics may appear blurry when viewed on a large screen. MyPlate equivalents are included, based on a 2000 calorie diet for ages 19 and over. A slide is including stating that the food and amounts are not for everyone. Portion sizes are compared to common, recognizable items. The information in this presentation will be eye opening for audiences who are unfamiliar with nutrition and recommended portion sizes.

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Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County
    Contact: Alice Henneman
    Mail: 444 Cherrycreek Rd, Ste. A
Lincoln, NE 68528-1507
    Phone: (402) 441-7180
    Fax: (402) 441-7148
    Order URL:
    Cost: 0.00 per slides
    Avail. in Qty: No
    Bulkrate:Download free of charge off the Internet.

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