Common Sense Approach to Portion Sizes

October 7, 2012 · 0 comments

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Grain Products                      What One Serving Looks Like

  • 1 cup of cereal flakes                  The size of a fist
  • 1 pancake                                    A compact disc
  • 1cup of cooked rice, pasta,         A baseball
  • or potato
  • 1 slice of bread                            A cassette tape (remember those?!)

Fruits and Veggies                 What One Serving Looks Like

  • 1 cup of salad greens                   A baseball
  • 1 medium fruit                              A baseball
  • 1 cup of raisins                             A large egg

Dairy and Cheese                  What One Serving Looks Like

  • 1 oz. cheese                                 4 stacked dice
  • A cup of ice cream                        A baseball
  • 1 cup serving of milk,                   The size of a fist
    yogurt, or fresh greens

Meats and Alternatives         What One Serving Looks Like

  • 3 oz. meat, fish, and poultry        Deck of cards
  • 3 oz. grilled/baked fish                Checkbook
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter                  Ping pong ball

Fats                                                What One Serving Looks Like

  • 1 teaspoon of oil                            The size a thumb tip

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