Weight Loss ManagementEnergy-Related Nutrition Literacy Weight Loss Energy Intake Targets, Breakfast Menu Calories, and Food Portion Sizes in Women With Elevated BMIsColaizzo-Anas, Tina PhD, RD, CDN, CNSC, FAND; Smith, Veronica BS, RD; Tetewsky, Sheldon PhD; Wieczorek, William F. PhD Author Information Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics Department (Dr Colaizzo-Anas), SUNY Research Foundation (Dr Tetewsky), and Institute for Community Health Promotion, Center for Health and Social Research (Dr Wieczorek), SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, New York; and SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, New York (Ms Smith). Correspondence: Tina Colaizzo-Anas, PhD, RD, CDN, CNSC, FAND, Dietitian Education Program, The State University of New York-Buffalo State, A267 Buckham Hall, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222 ([email protected]). The authors gratefully acknowledge the input of Dr Kelly S. Marczynski of the Center for Health and Social Research, SUNY–Buffalo State for valuable input on the design and analysis of this work. The study was funded by a grant from SUNY Research Foundation, Office of Undergraduate Research, the Scholarship Support Program at the Center for Health and Social Research, and the Dietetics and Nutrition Department, SUNY Buffalo State. V. Smith was an undergraduate student in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at the time of this study. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: January/March 2016 - Volume 31 - Issue 1 - p 59-72 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000058 Buy Metrics Abstract The objectives were to compare perceptions of energy intake targets for weight loss with those derived from measured resting energy expenditure and to evaluate energy-related knowledge and skills. Resting energy expenditure was measured by a handheld calorimeter. A questionnaire was used to evaluate perceptions and skill in estimating calorie intake targets and the calorie content of a 900-kcal menu, respectively. Portion sizes were estimated from food models. Estimates of perceived energy intake were significantly lower than targets derived from a measured resting energy expenditure. Twelve to 50% of portion sizes were estimated correctly, and meal calorie content was underestimated. Overweight women have low energy–related nutrition literacy. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.