Lesson 2: Portion Distortion Presentation

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Slide 1: Do You Know How Food Portions Have Changed in 20 Years?
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Obesity Education Initiative

Slide 2: BAGEL

20 Years Ago
140 calories
3-inch diameter

Today
How many calories are in this bagel?

Slide 3: BAGEL

20 Years Ago
140 calories
3-inch diameter

Today
350 calories
6-inch diameter

Calorie Difference: 210 calories

Slide 4: Maintaining a Healthy Weight is a Balancing Act

Calories In = Calories Out

How long will you have to rake leaves in order to burn the extra 210 calories?*

 *Based on 130-pound person

Slide 5: Calories In = Calories Out

If you rake the leaves for 50 minutes you will burn the extra 210 calories.*

*Based on 130-pound person

Slide 6: CHEESEBURGER

20 Years Ago
330 calories

Today
How many calories are in today's cheeseburger?

Slide 7: CHEESEBURGER

20 Years Ago
330 calories

Today
590 calories

Calorie Difference: 257 calories

Slide 8: Maintaining a Healthy Weight is a Balancing Act

Calories In = Calories Out

How long will you have to lift weights in order to burn the extra 257 calories?*

*Based on 130-pound person

Slide 9: Calories In = Calories Out

If you lift weights for 1 hour and 30 minutes, you will burn approximately 257 calories.*

*Based on 130-pound person

Slide 10: SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS

20 Years Ago
500 calories

1 cup spaghetti with sauce and 3 small meatballs

Today
How many calories do you think are in today's portion of spaghetti and meatballs?

Slide 11: SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS

20 Years Ago
500 calories

1 cup spaghetti with sauce and 3 small meatballs

Today
1,025 calories

2 cups of pasta with sauce and 3 large meatballs

Calorie Difference: 525 calories

Slide 12: Maintaining a Healthy Weight is a Balancing Act

Calories In = Calories Out

How long will you have to houseclean in order to burn the extra 525 calories?*

*Based on 130-pound person

Slide 13: Calories In = Calories Out

If you houseclean for 2 hours and 35 minutes, you will burn approximately 525 calories.*

*Based on 130-pound person

Slide 14: FRENCH FRIES

20 Years Ago
210 Calories
2.4 ounces

Today
How many calories are in today's portion of fries?

Slide 15: FRENCH FRIES

20 Years Ago
210 Calories
2.4 ounces

Today
610 Calories
6.9 ounces

Calorie Difference: 400 Calories

Slide 16: Maintaining a Healthy Weight is a Balancing Act

Calories In = Calories Out

How long will you have to walk leisurely in order to burn those extra 400 calories?*

*Based on 160-pound person

Slide 17: Calories In = Calories Out

If you walk leisurely for 1 hour and 10 minutes you will burn approximately 400 calories.*

*Based on 160-pound person

Slide 18: SODA

20 Years Ago
85 Calories
6.5 ounces

Today
How many calories are in today's portion?

Slide 19: SODA

20 Years Ago
85 Calories
6.5 ounces

Today
250 Calories
20 ounces

Calorie Difference: 165 Calories

Slide 20: Maintaining a Healthy Weight is a Balancing Act

Calories In = Calories Out

How long will you have to work in the garden to burn those extra calories?*

*Based on 160-pound person

Slide 21: Calories In = Calories Out

If you work in the garden for 35 minutes, you will burn approximately 165 calories.*

*Based on 160-pound person

Slide 22: TURKEY SANDWICH

20 Years Ago
320 calories

Today
How many calories are in today's turkey sandwich?

Slide 23: TURKEY SANDWICH

20 Years Ago
320 calories

Today
820 calories

Calorie Difference: 500 Calories

Slide 24: Maintaining a Healthy Weight is a Balancing Act

Calories In = Calories Out

How long will you have to ride a bike in order to burn those extra calories?*

*Based on 160-pound person

Slide 25: Calories In = Calories Out

If you ride a bike for 1 hour and 25 minutes, you will burn approximately 500 calories.*

*Based on 160-pound person

Slide 26: Thank you for participating in Portion Distortion!

For more information about Maintaining a Healthy Weight visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov


Last Updated: February 13, 2013

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