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 wholewheat bread, whole-grain pasta, and brown rice. Limit refined grains like white rice and white bread.

 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.

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

 Use healthy oils like Olive and Canola oil for cooking, on salad, and at the table. Limit butter, avoid trans fat.

* 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