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Size Of Food Bowl And Scoop Affects Amount Of Food Owners Feed Their Dogs, Maryanne Murphy, Angela Witzel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk Jan 2012

Size Of Food Bowl And Scoop Affects Amount Of Food Owners Feed Their Dogs, Maryanne Murphy, Angela Witzel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk

Angela L Witzel (Lusby) DVM, PhD, DACVN

The incidence of canine obesity appears to be increasing dramatically and understanding factors impacting the amount of food pet owners provide their dogs may improve weight management. Human research has shown the size of food bowls, plates and utensils can significantly impact the amount of food portioned and consumed. This effect can be attributed to both the Delboeuf optical illusion and the Ebbinghaus-Titchener size-contrast illusion. To investigate the existence of a similar effect with dog owners, 54 dogs and their owners were recruited for a four treatment randomized prospective trial. Owners scooped out a normal kibble-based meal using a small ...


The Teaching Of Food Technology In Schools, Angela Turner, Kurt Seemann Oct 2011

The Teaching Of Food Technology In Schools, Angela Turner, Kurt Seemann

Dr Angela Turner

This paper presents a summary of findings from a recent Australian study that investigated perceptions of ‘food technology’ as viewed by teachers in secondary schools compared to a wider professional view. While ‘food technology’ has been well established in most Australian secondary school curricula, a contradiction has emerged between the ‘school view’ of the Food Technology label and the ‘professional view’ of the same. The use of identical language to describe different approaches is causing a significant problem for the food profession. A framework known as Technacy Genre Theory was used to analyse data from a survey of 382 relevant ...


Size Of Food Bowl And Scoop Affects Amount Of Food Owners Feed Their Dogs, Maryanne Murphy, Angela Witzel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk Dec 2010

Size Of Food Bowl And Scoop Affects Amount Of Food Owners Feed Their Dogs, Maryanne Murphy, Angela Witzel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk

Claudia A Kirk

The incidence of canine obesity appears to be increasing dramatically and understanding factors impacting the amount of food pet owners provide their dogs may improve weight management. Human research has shown the size of food bowls, plates and utensils can significantly impact the amount of food portioned and consumed. This effect can be attributed to both the Delboeuf optical illusion and the Ebbinghaus-Titchener size-contrast illusion. To investigate the existence of a similar effect with dog owners, 54 dogs and their owners were recruited for a four treatment randomized prospective trial. Owners scooped out a normal kibble-based meal using a small ...