Do You Know How Much You Should Be Eating in One Sitting?



A “serving” is how much of each type of food you should eat to meet recommended daily nutrition requirements. A “portion” is how much of a single food is actually on your plate—it can vary from meal to meal. When eating your daily meals:

  • Stop eating when you are satisfied, not full. If there’s still food on your plate, save it for another time.
  • Use a smaller plate, bowl, or glass to help you eat and drink less.
  • Skip the “super sizes.”
  • Share a restaurant entrée with a friend—or eat just half and take home the rest.

Visit our website to learn more about portion sizes and nutrition for older adults.

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