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Main Campus Hours
1810 Liacouras Walk, 4th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 204-7500
Fax: (215) 204-4660

Walk-In Hours End at 4:00pm.

Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-7:30pm
Wednesday 10am-7:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm
Sunday Closed

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Nutrition: Portion Size Awareness

It doesn't take a college degree to figure out that portions have changed over the years. Snack-size versions of some foods may at one time been considered family size. Perception of a 'normal' serving has certainly changed. It is important to keep in mind that while food should be enjoyed, moderation is the key.

  • Portion out food before eating and put the rest away.  Out of sight and out of mind. If it is hard to avoid returning for seconds, try refrigerating or freezing leftovers in individual portions and use them as needed.
  • Purchase pre-packaged foods in meal-size portions.
  • Buy smaller bags of snack food, candy and other desserts.  Research studies show that people who eat snack food from a larger bag eat more at one sitting.
  • Many restaurants serve large portions of food.  The important thing to remember is that the food ordered was not prepared with you in mind.  Portions are pre-set in restaurants, and many times the amount served is 2 or 3 times larger than what you really need. 
  • A large portion at a restaurant should not be taken as a challenge or assignment to finish.  When the food is served, look at the amount, and decide how much of it would be healthy to eat in one sitting, and get the rest wrapped up to go.
Listen to your body monitor how hungry and how full you are feeling as you eat.

NUTRITION TOPICS:

Dining Out Smart

Eating Disorders

Exercise

Fad Diets

Freshman 15

Portion Size awareness

Recipes\ Meal Prep.

Snacking

Vegetarian Eating

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