That's why THIS plate is a pretty ingenious (and neat) invention. Of course, it's perfect for portion control (anyone dieting!?!), but it's also a clever tool for those of us who like to keep our foods separate. You can use the old "cafeteria-style" plate or tray, but this is just another fun option for meal measuring and divided dinners! AND, once you are finished with the plating of your food, you can remove this shield-type device, leaving behind a perfectly proportioned (and separated) meal!
Now, THAT's neat!