# Portion Distortion Information from US Department of Health and Human Services Compiled By Martina Tayek, Resident Advisor at Bowling Green State University.

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Portion Distortion Information from US Department of Health and Human Services Compiled By Martina Tayek, Resident Advisor at Bowling Green State University

Coffee 20 Years Ago Coffee (with whole milk and sugar) 8 ounces, 45 calories Today Mocha Coffee (with steamed whole milk and mocha syrup) ??? calories A standard cup of coffee 20 years ago was 8 ounces and had 45 calories. How many calories do you think are in today's coffee? 100 350 450

Today's 16 ounce cup of coffee has 350 calories. This is 305 calories more than a cup of coffee 20 years ago. Keep in mind that many of today's coffee drinks have a lot of added sugar, milk and syrup which increase the calories. It is best to stick with plain coffee and add your own milk and sweetener or ask for sugar free syrup. Now guess how long you will have to walk in order to burn those extra 305 calories?* 2 hours and 15 minutes 1 hour and 20 minutes 3 hours

If you walk approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, you will burn 305 calories* *Based on a 130-pound person.

Muffin 20 Years Ago Blueberry Muffin 210 calories, 1.5 ounces Today Blueberry Muffin ??? calories A muffin 20 years ago was 1.5 ounces and had 210 calories. How many calories do you think are in a muffin today? 320 400 500

Today's 5 ounce muffin has 500 calories. This is 310 calories more than muffin 20 years ago Now guess how long you will have to vacuum in order to burn those extra 310 calories?* 30 minutes 2 hours 1 hour and 30 minutes

If you vacuum for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes you will burn 310 calories.* *Based on a 130-pound person.

Pizza 20 Years Ago 2 Pepperoni Pizza slices 500 calories Today 2 Large Pepperoni Pizza slices ??? calories Two slices of pepperoni pizza 20 years ago had 500 calories. How many calories do you think are in today's large pizza slices? 1,200 850 1,000

Today, 2 large pizza slices total 850 calories. This is 350 calories more than pizza 20 years ago. How long will have to play golf (while walking and carrying clubs) in order to burn the extra 350 calories?* 3 hours 1 hour 2 hours

If you play golf (while walking and carrying your clubs) for 1 hour, you will burn 350 calories.* *Based on a 130-pound person.

Chicken Caesar Salad 20 Years Ago 390 calories, 1 1/2 cups Today ??? calories A chicken Caesar salad had 390 calories 20 years ago. How many calories do you think are in today's chicken Caesar salad?? 790 520 650

Today, a 3 cup chicken Caesar salad has 790 calories. This is 400 more calories more than Caesar salads 20 years ago. Ordering dressing on the side and only using half will help cut a lot of calories. How long will have to walk the dog in order to burn the extra 400 calories?* 1 hour 20 minutes 2 hours 3 hours

If you walk the dog for 1 hour and 20 minutes, you will burn 400 calories.* *Based on a 130-pound person.

Popcorn 20 Years Ago 270 calories, 5 cups Today ??? calories A box of popcorn had 270 calories 20 years ago. How many calories do you think are in today's tub of popcorn? 520 820 630

Today, a tub of popcorn has 630 calories. This is 360 more calories than a portion 20 years ago. How long will have to do water aerobics in order to burn the extra 360 calories?* 2 hours 30 minutes 1 hour and 15 minutes

If you do water aerobics for 1 hour and 15 minutes, you will burn 360 calories.* *Based on a 130-pound person.

Cheesecake 20 Years Ago 260 calories, 3 ounces Today ??? calories A slice of cheesecake was 260 calories 20 years ago. How many calories do you think are in today's large portion of cheesecake? 830 640 900

Today, a large piece of cheese cake has about 640 calories. This is 380 more calories more than regular slices of cheesecake 20 ago. Desserts are often large enough for two or three people. Order one dessert and share it. How long will have to play tennis in order to burn the extra 380 calories?* 3 hours 55 minutes 15 minutes

If you play tennis for 55 minutes, you will burn 380 calories.* *Based on a 130-pound person.

Chocolate Chip Cookie 20 Years Ago 55 calories, 1 1/2 diameter Today ??? calories A cookie was 55 calories 20 years ago. How many calories do you think are in today's large cookies? 275 100 400

Today, a large cookie has about 275 calories. This is 220 more calories more than a cookie 20 years ago. How long will have to wash the car in order to burn the extra 220 calories?* 1 hour and 15 minutes 30 minutes 2 hours and 10 minutes

If you wash the car for 1 hour and 15 minutes, you will burn 220 calories.* *Based on a 130-pound person.

Chicken Stir Fry 20 Years Ago 435 calories, 2 cups Today ??? calories Chicken stir fry was 435 calories 20 years ago. How many calories do you think are in today's common portion of chicken stir fry? 625 550 865

Today, chicken stir fry is often 865 calories. This is 430 more calories more than a portion of chicken stir fry 20 years ago. Often restaurant entrees are large enough for two people. Share an entree with a friend or eat half and take the rest home. How long will have to do aerobic dance in order to burn the extra 430 calories?* 3 hours 1 hour and 5 minutes 2 hours and 10 minutes

If you do aerobic dance for 1 hour and 5 minutes, you will burn 430 calories.* *Based on a 130-pound person.

Submitted by Martina Tayek, Resident Assistant, Bowling Green StateUniversity

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