About Us

PortionMate is a family owned business located in Pepperell, Massachusetts.   PortionMate began as an idea in 2007 that its inventor Susan Gougian developed into an accurate meal and snack-measuring tool.  The inventor thought of the idea while looking for a quicker and easier way to measure her own food portions.          

The inventor, Susan Gougian was encouraged by her family and friends to try to obtain a patent on her invention, which she entitled “Measuring Cylinders”. 

Susan Gougian was issued a U.S. Patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in September 2011, and began marketing her invention under the trademark PortionMate.          

PortionMate is a color-coded meal and snack-measuring tool that works with any diet plan.   PortionMate makes the old method of comparing portion sizes to a deck of cards, dice, or a softball, obsolete.         

You should know that there is an epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes in the United States, which is affecting both children and adults.   The cause of Type 2 Diabetes is related to a high carbohydrate diet, a lack of exercise, and obesity. The experts agree that eating the right foods in the right amounts along with regular exercise is the key to reaching a healthy weight, and may prevent the development of Type 2 Diabetes.          

PortionMate makes it fun and easy to measure exact portions of carbohydrates and proteins, as well as being a visual guide to portion control. PortionMate measuring cylinders nest for easy storage and portability.

PortionMate does not recommend any diet plan, and you should follow the advice of your health care provider when planning your meals and snacks.   PortionMate is dedicated to making you healthier, one portion at a time.