National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

1999-2001 Measuring Guides

Model Name: Bean Bags (BG1-BG4)

bean bags graphic

Product Information
Model Manufacturer
Bean Bags Custom Made


Model Filling Size (cup) Shell Diameter (inch)
BG1 1/4 3 1/2
BG2 1/2 4 1/2
BG3 1 5
BG4 2 6 1/2

The bean bags are made of white muslin bags filled with dried white beans. The shells are cut as circles with sizes specified as above and stitched securely with a 1/4 inch seam around.

The bean bags are used to help estimate amorphous foods such as chopped fruit and vegetables, popcorn, mixed dishes, and grain products.

The bean bags are designed by Dr. Edgar Chambers at Kansas State University and Dr. Sandria Godwin at Tennessee State University.