Serving Sizes for Food Groups

Food Serving Sizes

1 serving looks like..

GRAINS

  • 1 cup of cereal flakes = fist
  • 1 pancake = disc (DVD)
  • 1/2 cup of cooked rice, pasta, or potato = 1/2 baseball
  • 1 slice bread = cassette tape
  • 1 piece of cornbread = bar of soap

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES 

  • 1 medium fruit = baseball
  • 1/2 cup of fresh fruit = 1/2 baseball
  • 1/4 cup raisins = large egg
  • 1 cup of salad greens = baseball
  • 1 baked potato = fist

MILK

  • 1 1/2 oz cheese = 4 stacked dice or 2 cheese slices
  • 1/2 cup of ice cream = 1/2 baseball

FATS / OILS

  • 1 tsp margarine or spreads = 1 die

LEAN MEAT AND BEANS

  • 3 oz meat, fist, and poultry = deck of cards
  • 3 oz grilled/baked fish = checkbook
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter = ping pong ball

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