How Can You Use Dinnerware To Get People To Eat More Or Less?

Research has recently confirmed that larger dinnerware (i.e., plates and bowls with larger diameters) implicitly increases the amount one will serve himself/herself and vice versa, even if one becomes aware of the effect. However, decreasing the color contrast between the dinnerware and the table can lessen, but not eliminate, the effect. Suggested Action: Use larger dinnerware to increase self-controlled serving sizes, smaller to decrease it. Use dinnerware similar in color to the table to lessen these dinnerware size effects.