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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
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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 ml
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