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Get a handle on portion distortion at Lebanon hospital seminar

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With adult and childhood obesity at near epidemic proportions in the United States, it’s no surprise that many of us simply eat too much. Over the past 30 years, average portion sizes have increased as much as eight times -- both at home and at restaurants.

With holiday celebrations right around the corner, learn how to keep ’portion distortion’ off your table at the next Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies seminar at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. Jennette Todd, a registered dietitian and diabetes educator at the hospital, will provide tips on learning to estimate portion sizes when dining out and at home.

Learn the difference between portion sizes and serving sizes; how the size of our plates, bowls and cups influence our intake; and the extra calories in larger portions.

The free seminar will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 6 tom 7:30 p.m. in conference rooms B and C at the hospital. Healthy snacks and beverages will be provided.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Register online at samhealth.org/BeHealthy or call toll free 1-855-873-0647.