Many people think that the food nutrition serving sizes are too small. And I use to think that the serving sizes, on a label, were small to fool people into buying food that is high calories.
For example, some do seem to be deceiving. An example of this was I remember a serving size statng 1/3 of a muffin. Who the heck buys 1/3 of a muffin? But, the serving sides are set by the FDA:
You may be surprised to learn that the FDA requires food producers to consult a table to determine serving sizes. It includes the one that may be the most infamous of all: “Ice cream, ice milk, frozen yogurt, sherbert: ½ cup.”
The tables are intended to describe the amounts typically consumed in a serving, but the FDA determined these figures before Americans began eating more fatty, sugary, and salty foods.
The FDA is thinking about changing serving sides to be more up-to-date with american culture. Do you think this is a good idea or does this encourage obesity?