Size does MATTER – what is a portion?

Size does MATTER - what is a portion?

one serving of grains is 1/2 cup of pasta or rice
one serving of peanut butter is two level tablespoons
a serving of meat is equal to 3 ounces= deck of cards
one serving of beans is 1/2 cup
5-7 fruits AND vegetables a day
one serving of fruit juice is 6 ounces NOT 8 ounces- water is a better choice
one fruit serving- is half a grapefruit, one medium orange or apple
one serving of cheese is one slice or two small cubes ( equal to the size of a dice) = one ounce
one serving of dairy- is one slice of cheese, 8 ounces of milk
one serving of vegetables is one cup of salad, one cup of baby carrots, one small potato
A plate should be divided into 1/4 protein, 1/4 grains, one half with vegetables

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