Serving Size Guide


Serving Size? Portion Size?

Have you heard both serving size and portion size somewhere? Confused about the two? While the terms serving and portion often are used interchangeably, they actually mean different things.


A "serving" is the amount of food recommended in consumer education materials such as MyPlate.
A "portion" is the amount of a food you choose to eat at any one time.

Sometimes the portion size and serving size are the same, many times they are not. Over the past decades portions have grown significantly in restaurants. Learn how much to put on your plate to help control how much you eat.


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.

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