filling half the plate or bowl with vegetables

Discussion in 'English Only' started by LQZ, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. LQZ

    LQZ Senior Member

    Dear all,

    I was wondering whether the phrase at the end of the quoted sentence is an example of making Americans thinking about vegetables visually. Could you explain it to me? Thanks.

  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    American English
    Yes, you're right.

    Instead of saying you need five cups of vegetables a day -- which is hard to envision -- they're asking you to look at your plate or bowl after you've served yourself (or been served) and see if half of what you see is vegetables.

    It sounds like an excellent approach to me -- one of those: Why didn't I think of it? ideas.
  3. LQZ

    LQZ Senior Member

    Thanks, Mr. Copyright. :)

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