How much is a serving size of cereal?

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American children and adults often eat more than a single serving of cereal daily because many manufacturers list unrealistically small serving sizes on the nutrition facts label. Many cereals list a serving size of 30 grams, corresponding to 3/4 cup or 1 cup. However, both food industry and academic studies have found that many children eat much larger amounts in a single sitting.  

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