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6/23/08 10:31 P
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Thanks for this info I needed some of these measurements

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6/23/08 9:21 P

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Great question! Here's some more information for you:

For most adults, the USDA Guidelines recommend eating 2 cups (4 servings) of fruit a day. One serving of fruit is equal to:

1/2 cup cut-up raw or cooked fruits
1 medium sized apple, orange, pear, banana or kiwi fruit
1/2 cup fruit juice
1/4 cup dried fruit

While we're at it:

For most adults, the USDA Guidelines recommend eating 2 cups (5 servings) of vegetables each day.

Eating 5 servings of vegetables daily is not as daunting as it seems. One serving of vegetables is equal to:
1/2 cup cut-up raw or cooked vegetables or legumes
1 medium sized carrot
1/2 cup vegetable juice
1 cup raw leafy salad greens

For most adults, the USDA Guidelines recommend eating 6 ounces of grains a day. (One ounce equals one serving.) Most Americans consume enough grains, but few are whole grains. At least 1/2 of all the grains eaten should be whole grains. One serving of grain is equal to:

1 slice of bread
1 cup of ready-to-eat cereal
1/2 cup of cooked rice or pasta
1/2 cup cooked cereal

Source: Whole Foods www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wholebody/d
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6/23/08 8:48 P

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This is what I found . . . One serving equals 1 cup of fruit or 100 percent fruit juice, or 1/2 cup of dried fruit. Because fruits come in so many different shapes and sizes, it's hard to say how many pieces of fruit count as a serving.

Generally, 1 serving size of whole fruit = 1 tennis ball
1 serving size of cut fruit = 7 cotton balls

. . . and it was from this site, http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/0715.ht
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6/23/08 8:39 P

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for things like strawberries, watermelon honeydew and fruits that do not come in serving sizes such as a apple?

thanks, debbie

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