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Seven Ways to Size up Your Servings

Measure food portions so you know exactly how much youíre eating. When a food scale or measuring cups arenít handy, you can still estimate your portion. Remember:

1 3 ounces of meat is about the size and thickness of a deck of playing cards or an audiotape cassette.

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2 A medium apple or peach is about the size of a tennis ball.

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3 1 ounce of cheese is about the size of 4 stacked dice.

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4 Ĺ cup of ice cream is about the size of a racquetball or tennis ball.

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5 1 cup of mashed potatoes or broccoli is about the size of your fist.

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6 1 teaspoon of butter or peanut butter is about the size of the tip of your thumb.

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7 1 ounce of nuts or small candies equals one handful.

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Adapted From National Dairy Council, Rosemont, IL 60018

 

 

 

 

 

 
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