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Title:Prevent Portion Distortion
Pub. date: revised March 2012
Includes: PowerPoint, related handout
Audience: Adults
Language: English
Description:The "Prevent Portion Distortion" PowerPoint presentation is full of pictures to help participants learn how portion sizes have changed, and 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, provides an overview of correct portion sizes. Using slides 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 handout contains similar information, designed with facts from MyPlate and graphics from the "Portion Distortion" presentation.

The presentation contains graphics and screen shots from the Web site. Portion sizes are compared to common, recognizable items.

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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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