New social initiative encourages restaurant goers to pay full price for smaller portions and have the price difference donated to help end hunger.

Oversized meals plague America’s restaurants. Compared with twenty years ago portions have grown tremendously, not only from food being bigger (bagels have gained almost three inches in diameter!) but also from larger plates, deep and wide bowls, and even certain colors used for tableware and cloths.

This is very unhealthy for consumers who are subtly encouraged to eat more and more, which has contributed to skyrocketing obesity and diabetes. But even worse, it has led to much more food waste. According to the UN, more than 925 million people go hungry around the world while on average 40 percent of the food produced in America is thrown out.

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