Mind and Body

CDC: Food portion sizes four times as big since 1950's

We live in a culture where "bigger is better" -- and that includes the way we eat. We take a journey into the past to find out just how much our eating habits have changed


If you think food portion sizes are out of control, you're right.

The Centers for Disease Control has released new figures that show the average restaurant meal is now four times larger than it was in the 1950s.

In the 50s, the average hamburger was 3.9 ounces. It's now at 12 ounces.

French fries went from 2.4 ounces to almost 7 ounces.

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