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MENESTRELLO
Posts: 248
7/7/11 11:32 A

That's what I was looking for -- NLEA serving. That would be why I couldn't find what I was looking for. I didn't even notice that nutritiondata.self.com has an option for NLEA serving size, so I can use that to figure things out.

Thank you!



SWEETDARLA
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Posts: 200
6/29/11 10:22 A

Bayside, why do you say volume measurements are better? I thought weighing in grams was the most accurate.



BAYSIDE07
Posts: 7,532
6/29/11 9:38 A

I think these should be measured by volume, not weight.



-POOKIE-
Posts: 11,848
6/29/11 8:50 A

I count 100g as "a serving"



REDSHOES2011
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Posts: 7,159
6/29/11 7:30 A

Vegetables I eat 200 to 300 grams per main meal Lunch and dinner.

Fruit in tins (no sugar added125 grams + 2 desert spoons of juice
Grapes 125 grams
Berries (most types) 100 grams
Strawberries 150 grams
Hypen Rose 100 grams
Water melon 150 grams
Apricots 2 fresh
Banana large 1 small
papaj
mango large
prunes 40 grams without stones
apple medium 1
Figs 2 fruit
Clementines 2 fruit
Mandarin 1 fruit
Grapefruit fruit
Plums 2 fruit








ANARIE
Posts: 12,325
6/28/11 11:07 P

If you Google "NLEA serving" and the name of the food item, you can find what the USDA considers a serving, weighed in grams (or ounces.) They got the figures by having tons of people pick out "a serving" and then taking the average- so the official servings are based on the average of what people think a serving should be. That's why serving sizes are more realistic than they were fifteen or 20 years ago.



MENESTRELLO
Posts: 248
6/28/11 10:03 P

I know I am getting enough fruits and vegetables in my diet so this is more out of curiosity than anything. Is there a chart or something that lists fruit and vegetable serving sizes by weight, instead of silly measurements like, "the size of a fist"?



 
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