Serving Size Guide

How Do I Measure "1 Serving"?

The USDA MyPlate is a helpful guide that tells you how many servings of food in each of the Five Food Groups you should be consuming daily.

Healthy Eating Plate*

Healthy Eating Plate pie chart The more veggies — and the greater the variety — the better. Potatoes and french fries don’t count.

 Eat a variety of whole grains like oatmeal, whole-wheat bread or pasta, and brown rice. Feeling adventurous? Try out the other mainstay grains on our menu such as quinoa.

 Choose fish, poultry, beans, and nuts. Limit red meat and cheese; avoid bacon, cold cuts, and other processed meats.

 Eat plenty of fruits of all colors. They are great as snacks on the go.

 Drink water, tea, or coffee with little or no sugar. Limit milk/dairy to 1-2 servings a day. Avoid sugar sweetened beverages.

 Use healthy oils like Olive oil at the salad bar. Cal Dining is proud of our efforts eliminating partially hydrogenated oil or trans fat from our menu.

* Adapted from Healthy Eating Plate created by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Copyright © 2011, Harvard University



It's hard to remember how much "1 serving" is sometimes, so we've provided this handy chart that will help you visualize and remember 1 serving of the daily essentials! Enjoy!






Links & Resources:

USDA National Nutrient Database

Fruit Seasonality Chart