The following are examples of the size of one serving, and example of food you can eat.
One serving size of bread the size of a CD or 2 oz. of italian or french bread
One serving size of grain 1/2 cup of cooked rice or pasta,or rice,or corn meal, barley, or other cereal grains, or one slice of bread, or 3 cups of pop corn, or HALF a bagel,or one 4' diameter pancake,or a 2 oz. muffin
One serving size of butter 2 TBSP
One serving of cheese size of 2 dice
One serving size of dairy 1 oz of cheese. or 1/2 cup of yogurt 8 oz. of milk, or 1/3 cup of shredded cheese,or 1/2 of pudding made with milk
How many serving of fruit should you have? 2-5 daily,
One serving of fruit 6 oz. of 100% fruit juice,or 1/4 cup of dried fruit or 15 grapes, or one medium orange or apple,or half a grape fruit., or half of one 8" diameter banana,or half a mango, or half a peach, or 1/2 cup of strawberries
How many oz. in one serving of fruit? 4oz. which is the size of a hockey puck
How many oz. in one serving size of meat? 3oz.
One serving of meat 1/2 of a SMALL chicken breast, or 3 thin slices of deli meat,or 7 medium shrimp
Comparable size of meat serving the palm of your hand, a deck of playing cards, or a small pack of tissues
_____ serving of protein a day 3-4 examples eggs, meat, fish, beans,fish, dried beans, nuts, or seeds
One serving of vegetables 1 cup of salad or lettuce, or 1/2 cup of cooked vegetables,any raw vegetable,cooked frozen,canned, dried,or mashed, or a small sweet potato,or 1/2 cup of cooked beans,or 1/2 cup of mushrooms. 3 inch slice of an onion,or a 6 oz. of 100% vegetable juice
On a 9' dinner plate you should have 1/2 the plate with fruit, or vegetables 1/4 of the plate with protein - rich foods 1/4 of grains
I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO TAKE A SPARK PEOPLE QUIZ ON PORTION SIZES, WHICH IS WHERE THIS INFORMATION CAME FROM.
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