What’s in a serving?

I keep heclip-art-question-mark1aring how we should be eating four to five servings of fruit & vegetables daily BUT I honestly haven’t known exactly what constitutes a “serving.” Do you know what I mean?

A new friend who is a RD (Registered Dietician) helped clear this up and I’d like to pass it on to you!

One serving = 1 cup and, generally speaking 1 piece of fruit = one serving  i.e. 1 apple * 1 pear * 1 banana

When it comes to veggies and smaller fruit …

½ cup grapes = about 16 grapes
1 cup strawberries = about 12 berries
1 cup of salad greens = a baseball size portion
1 cup of carrots = about 12 baby carrots
1 cup cooked veggies = a baseball size portion

For more information about servings and portion size recommendations, click here:  http://www.webmd.com/diet/printable/wallet-portion-control-size-guide and here for a version you can stick on your fridge:  http://www.webmd.com/diet/printable/portion-control-size-guide

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