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Visual Serving Size Guides

Posted by: on Monday January 22, 2018 spoon and measuring tape

It’s the New Year and in the spirit of eating healthy resolutions here is a list of visual serving size guides from different sources.

What is the difference between a serving and a portion?
Some of the resources below are titled serving sizes, others are titled portion sizes. This article reminds us that a serving may be based on MyPlate (or a similar food guide) or a food label. A portion is what someone eats at one time for a meal or snack – a portion may be more or less than a serving.

**Serving size chart – English/Spanish, 2 pages (Dairy Council of California)

**Portion size guide – wallet-size also available, 1 page (WebMD)

**The secret to serving size is in your hand – 2 pages (Eat Smart Move More, NC State Cooperative Extension Service, NC Division of Public Health)

**Serving sizes – 4 pages (Veterans Administration)

**2 guides – a portion size ‘hand’ infographic, everyday items serving sizes

**Portion size guide – 2 pages (dLife)

**Visual serving size guide – 1 page (TX Center for Medical and Surgical Weight Loss)

**A handy guide to portion sizes (Walgreen’s)

**5 ways to estimate serving size (Cooking Light) – 1:38

Article originally appeares in the January 19, 2018 issue of  the SNEB eCommunicator.