by DiAnn Lanke Stasik 06/12/08
Did you know that dinner plates grew? The standard size of a dinner plate in 1990 was 10 inches; now it is 12 inches. Cups and bowl sizes grew too. We are now eating on what used to be called “chargers” and what used to be our dinner plates are now our salad plates. This dinnerware increase has caused an increase in our waistlines. According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers found that people served themselves bigger portions of ice cream when they were given larger bowls and spoons. Additionally, they tended to eat the entire serving.