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LISAMOFISA
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12/10/12 10:09 A

For those in Canada, you can view, print or order (for free) Canada's Food Guide. It provides information on serving sizes of fruits, vegetables, grains, milk/alternatives and meat/alternatives. It also gives information on the recommended Food Guide servings of each food group per day for men and women (divided into age groups). In general, a 1/2 cup of fresh, frozen or canned vegetables is a serving, 1 fruit or 1/2 cup of fresh, frozen or canned fruit is a serving, 1 cup of green leafy vegetables is a serving and a 1/2 cup of 100% juice is a serving. www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/o
rder-commander/index-eng.php#a1




TCANNO
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12/10/12 6:52 A

I look at the packet but if there is nothing there I take it as being 100 grams

Try 100 grams on lettuce, no 30 grams look a lot

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BUBBLEJ1
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12/10/12 3:31 A

As a child the campaign was 'a serving fits in the palm of your hand'. That has been drilled into my head, so its what I go with. I count all fruit as 1 serving unless it is huge, and for cooked veg I just imagine how much would fit in the palm of my hand... Don't know if that helps!



KRISTEN_SAYS
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12/9/12 4:22 P

It differs. And it's confusing haha. but that chart is helpful.



FP4HLOSER
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12/9/12 4:15 P

It depends on the vegetable. Here is a link to a chart that may help you!
www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/vegetabl
es_counts_table.html


Also found this:
www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe
rts.asp?q=61


Edited by: FP4HLOSER at: 12/9/2012 (16:21)


OTTOLOVE
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12/9/12 2:45 P

What is a serving of a vegetable? For example, does one cup of broccoli equal one serving? What if it is steamed? Two cups of broccoli usually make 1 cup steamed? How about greens- turnip, mustard, swiss chard? They fill a pan but after they are steamed , they make only a couple cups?
What is a serving of fruit? How is it measured? They vary quite a bit in size. I would appreciate if anyone could clarify this.



 
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