Call a Snack a Meal, You're Less Apt to Overeat
By Robert Preidt
Labeling some foods as meals rather than snacks could cut down on overeating, a new study suggests.
The research included 80 people who were asked to eat a pasta dish presented as either a snack (eaten standing up from a plastic pot with a plastic fork) or a meal (eaten seated at a table from a ceramic plate with a metal fork).
After they ate the meals, the participants were invited to taste-test additional foods, such as animal crackers and M&Ms.