Saturday, November 17, 2007

No more Portion Distortion

Knowing portion sizes is just as important as knowing how many portions to eat. The list below includes the number of portions that are recommended daily for most adults and children, and matches standard SINGLE portion sizes with an easy way to visualize its real size.

Fruits & Vegetables

A Single Serving Is About the Size of...
1 medium orange or apple Tennis ball
1/2 grapefruit Car headlight
1/4 cup dried fruit Large egg
1 cup green salad Adult fist
1/2 cup fruit or cooked vegetables Billiard ball
6 oz. of 100% vegetable or fruit juice Hockey puck
1 small potato Computer mouse
1 broccoli spear 2 small beanbags

Recommended Daily Servings of Vegetables:
Kids ages 6-12: 3-4 servings
Teen girls: 3-4 servings
Teen boys: 4-5 servings
Adults: 2-5 servings

Recommended Daily Servings of Fruits:
Kids ages 6-12: 2-3 servings
Teen girls: 2-3 servings
Teen boys: 3-4 servings
Adults: 2-5 servings


  1. Emmi, thanks for posting this, Hugs Lisa

  2. love it thanks for posting it