Americans use larger dishware than they did in past decades.
In fact, research has shown that children eat more when served more. But will using larger plates and bowls result in children serving themselves more and therefore consuming more food?
Studies have found now that encouraging parents to use smaller dishware at home can be an effective strategy in controlling age-appropriate portion size and intake during meals.
You can't keep your eye on them all the time, of course. But there are ways to make sure your little ones are the healthiest they can be. Special guest Dr. Jennifer Orlet Fisher shares some helpful tips to keep your kids from chowing down too much.