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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Products to Assist with Portion Control

August 2021 | Adult Down Syndrome Center - Resource List

Managing portion sizes of foods can be challenging for people with and without Down syndrome. Below are some products that may help with portion control. Many of these products can be found at retailers such as Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target/Walmart, and CVS/Walgreens. 

Please note: We are sharing information about these products for educational purposes only. The Adult Down Syndrome Center does not receive financial support or compensation for sharing information about these products. 

Portion Plates and Containers
Plates and containers that are divided into sections provide a visual reminder of appropriate portion sizes. They can also remind individuals to eat foods from a variety of food groups. There are options designed for use at home as well as on-the-go. 
Portion plate, divided plate, divided containers
different sized containers 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/4 cup
Cups and Spoons for Measuring and Serving
Some measuring cups and spoons are designed with a longer handle so that they can be used for serving as well as measuring. Options like the ones pictured below can be purchased online. Restaurant supply stores also sell kitchen tools that help with measuring and serving set amounts of food. 
spoons/cups that can be used for measuring and serving food
Salad Dressing Bottles with Measurements
Some salad dressing bottles have measuring lines on them. These can help an individual use a suitable amount of dressing.
Reusable Containers for Condiments and Dressings
Small containers that hold 2 to 3 oz. can help with limiting the amount of condiments or dressings an individual uses. 
small containers for condiments and salad dressing
Do you have other suggestions? Please share them with us! 
For more resources on nutrition and healthy eating, please see this link

Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.