I recently attended the Australian and NZ obesity conference - the desserts table from the conference dinner was a sight to behold (photo below). This was after a meal of steak with a very small portion of vegetables! Given that one of the key messages of the conference was that limiting variety of energy dense foods is a good way to reduce kilojoule intake, it seemed a strange menu design.
The conference messages would have been better reinforced by a large self service table of vegetables/salad and a small delicious plated dessert. The sad thing is that very few of the conference delegates appeared to see the irony as they heartly tucked in to their oversized portions!