One of the major obstacles to weight control is portion distortion. People simply do not know how much is in a normal portion size. Ed and Ann Marie Stephens, product development engineers with a family history of type 2 diabetes, designed a portion control, porcelain, dinnerware system called Precise Portions. We highlighted this dinnerware in an earlier New In The Market. The company has expanded its product line to an Eco-100% Compostable System and a Go Healthy Travel Pack.
The Eco Compostable plates are similar to the porcelain dinnerware available as cups, dinnerplates, 3-section plates, bowls, and side plates. All pieces are off white, available in packs of 25, free of dyes and bleach, and a good solution for picnics and events where breakable dishes are not an option. Each piece offers a portion prompt to aid the eater into serving and/or eating a correct portion size. For example: bowls are rimmed to show ½, 1, 1 ½ and 2 cup portions; dinnerplates have an embossed design to suggest half the plate should be fruits and/or vegetables, one-quarter protein and one-quarter starch.
The Go Healthy Travel Pack comes with 4 BPA-free, 3-section plates with a snap on lid. The Go Healthy Travel dish is dishwasher safe and the lid has an adjustable vent to use in the microwave. This travel dish is a great portion prompt when packing lunch for work or leaving leftovers to be heated up at home. Portion control support information is included.
For someone trying to lose weight, newly diagnosed with diabetes, or for those who simply want to get portions under control, this dinnerware can aid them in determining the right amount to eat.