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Portion control tools - Do they work in practice?

Project Reference: 01-2018

Status: Ongoing

Commencement Date: January 2019

Project Duration: 15 months


This research project will employ a mixed methods approach to capture both high quality quantitative and qualitative data to assess the acceptability and usability of a simple, easy-to-use, 200ml reusable cup for portion control within the home setting on the island of Ireland (IOI).

The project will provide safefood with a comprehensive overview of the likely use of a 200ml reusable cup as a portion control tool (PCT), the pattern of its use, and the factors that influence these, which will facilitate evidence-based incorporation of such a tool in recent public health campaigns such as the START campaign (safefood).

Principal Contractor(s):

Dr Caomhan Logue, Ulster University 



safefood (2022) Portion control tools - do they work in practice? (PDF, Opens in a new window)

Acceptability and usability of a 200ml portion control tool in the family setting on the Island of Ireland (PDF, Opens in a new window)


Portion control cup

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