The ETE Plate

The ETE Plate helps you control your portion size by showing you which foodgroup to put where on your plate based on Dutch nutrition guidelines but also aligned with recommendations in the U.S.

In an article about the plate writer Adele Peters says “It’s a simple idea, but one that’s likely to work fairly well. Researchers who studied plates and portion size found that we don’t dish up food based on how hungry we are—we fill up our plate. So smaller plates actually get people to eat less. A right-sized plate, like this one, will presumably get people eating close to the right amount.”

And possibly one of my favorite parts of the plate is that little empty spot you see which makes it easier to shuffle food around and for the designer serves as a reminder of the fact that, as much as someone may be struggling to eat less, there are millions of others who don’t have enough.

Yoga Joes

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Toy inventor, Dan Abramson, turns the classic green army toy soldiers into yogi’s. Each soldier demonstrates the proper posture for their yoga pose. Abramson explains  “I made Yoga Joes because I thought that it would be a fun way to get more people into yoga – especially dudes. Beyond that, I wanted to make a violent toy become peaceful.”

Yoga and peace.

Count this hippie baby in!

(via BoredPanda)