Food Portion Distortion Quiz: Correct Serving Size

A bagel 20 years ago was 3 inches in diameter and had 140 calories. How many calories do you think are in today's bagel?

350 calories for a 6-inch bagel. If you rake leaves for 50 minutes, you'll burn the extra 210 calories.*

* Based on a 130-pound person.

150 calories 250 calories 350 calories 450 calories

A cheeseburger 20 years ago had 333 calories. How many calories do you think are in today's cheeseburger?

You'll need to lift weights for 1 hour and 30 minutes, to burn the extra approximately 257 calories.*

* Based on a 130-pound person.

590 calories 620 calories 700 calories 745 calories

A 6.5-ounce portion of soda had 85 calories 20 years ago. How many calories do you think are in today's portion?

250 calories for a 20 ounce soda. If you work in the garden for 35 minutes you will burn the extra 165 calories.**

** Based on a 160-pound person.

200 calories 250 calories 300 calories 350 calories

2.4 ounces of french fries of 20 years ago had 210 calories. How many calories do you think are in today's portion?

610 calories for a 6.9-ounce portion of french fries. If you walk leisurely for 1 hour and 10 minutes, you will burn the extra 400 calories.**

** Based on a 160-pound person.

590 calories 610 calories 650 calories 700 calories

A portion of spaghetti and meatballs 20 years ago had 500 calories. How many calories are in today's portion?

1,025 calories for a portion consisting of 2 cups of pasta with sauce and 3 large meatballs. If you clean house for 2 hours and 35 minutes, you will burn approximately 525 calories.*

* Based on a 130-pound person.

600 calories 800 calories 1,025 calories 1,500 calories

Coffee with milk and sugar 20 years ago was 8 ounces and 45 calories. How many calories are in today's mocha coffee?

350 calories for a 16-ounce cup of coffee. If you walk approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, you will burn the extra 305 calories.*

* Based on a 130-pound person.

100 calories 350 calories 450 calories 500 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?

500 calories for a 5-ounce muffin. If you vacuum for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes you will burn the extra 310 calories*

* Based on a 130-pound person.

320 calories 400 calories 470 calories 500 calories

Two slices of pepperoni pizza 20 years ago had 500 calories. How many calories do you think are in today's large pizzas?

850 calories for 2 large slices of pizza. If you play golf (while walking and carrying your clubs) for 1 hour, you will burn the extra 350 calories.**

** Based on a 160-pound person.

500 calories 850 calories 1,000 calories 1,200 calories

A chicken Caesar salad had 390 calories 20 years ago. How many calories are in today's chicken Caesar salad?

790 calories for a 3 cup portion. If you walk the dog for 1 hour and 20 minutes, you will burn the extra 400 calories.**

** Based on a 160-pound person.

520 calories 650 calories 790 calories 900 calories

A box of popcorn had 270 calories 20 years ago. How many calories do you think are in today's tub of popcorn?

630 calories for a tub of popcorn. If you do water aerobics for 1 hour and 15 minutes, you will burn the extra 360 calories.**

* Based on a 130-pound person.

520 calories 630 calories 820 calories 1,000 calories

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