What is another way of measuring serving sizes?

Toby Smithson
Nutrition & Dietetics
You can use your hand or objects as a tool to measure portion sizes. The palm of your hand is = to a 3 ounce meat portion, 1 fist = 1 cup serving, 1 hand cupped = ½ cup portion.

Using objects can help you visualize correct portion sizes too. Some examples are: 6 regular ice cubes = 1 cup of vegetables, 6 dice = 1.5 ounce cheese; 1 tennis ball = 1 cup of vegetables, fruit or milk; a deck of playing cards = 3 ounces of meat, fish or poultry; 1 large egg = ½ cup of raisins.

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