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KITLIVING

comes in three free resources: a fridge

poster which provides an overview of the

advice; a booklet which expands on how

to put the portion guidelines into practice;

and a longer digital resource, which is

downloadable, with advice on portion

sizes for a wide variety of foods.

A helping hand

Bridget Benelam, Nutrition

Communications Manager at the British

Nutrition Foundation, says of the new

resources, "More often than not, portion

size is not something people give much

thought to. The amount we put on our

plate typically depends on the portion

sizes we are used to consuming, how

hungry we feel and how much is offered

as a helping at a restaurant table or in a

packet/ready meal. Nonetheless, in order

to maintain a healthy weight we should

ensure that our diets contain the right

balance of foods, in sensible amounts.

This isn't just about eating less; it's also

about eating differently."

When researching the portion size

guidelines, the BNF looked at data from

the National Diet and Nutrition Survey

(NDNS) on food consumption, and found

that there was a lot of variation in the

portion sizes people reported eating. Says

Benelam, "Our suggested portion size for

cooked pasta is 180 grams (254kcal) but,

for example, when we looked at portion

sizes for spaghetti, the most commonly

consumed size was 230 grams (324kcal)

and about 10% of the sample we looked

at were consuming 350 grams as a

portion, which would provide nearly 500

calories from the pasta alone, before

sauces and sides were added to the

meal."

Within its portion size guide, the BNF

has advised how often the suggested

portions of foods from different food

groups should be eaten during the day,

and demonstrates how to put this into

practice with an example meal plan. The

food groups include:

• Fruit and vegetables - 5+ portions/day

• Starchy carbohydrates - 3-4 portions/day

• Protein foods - 2-3 portions/day

• Dairy and alternatives - 2-3 portions/day

• Unsaturated oils and spreads - small

amounts

continued over

To download a copy of the

British Nutrition Society's

portion guide, click the image.

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