Tuesday, January 1, 2019

What is the difference between a portion and a serving of food?

These terms can be a bit confusing.

A portion is how much food is served on your plate. A serving is a specified amount of food that has a known number of calories and nutrients.

At restaurants and at home, the portion you are served of many foods contains more than one serving.

To understand the size of a portion of each food, read the Nutrition Facts label on the package.

The label will tell you how many pieces, or what volume or weight of that food equals one portion.

Don’t be fooled by a handy looking package. Not all packages are single servings. Always read the label to make sure you aren’t overeating and practice good portion control.

1 comment:

  1. Labels can sure be misleading when it comes to portions. As I grow older I find that the portions served in restaurants are enough for 2 people to enjoy the meal. Glad that "take home" is not just a doggy bag any more, more a me bag.


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