What is the size of a portion?

A portion is the amount of food that you choose to eat for a meal or snack. It can be big or small, you decide. A serving is a measured amount of food or drink, such as one slice of bread or one cup (eight ounces) of milk. Many foods that come as a single portion actually contain multiple servings.

How do you control portion sizes?

Here are 10 simple ways to keep your portions a healthy size:

  1. Measure accurately. ...

  2. Learn how to estimate serving sizes. ...

  3. Use portion control dishware. ...

  4. Dish out your servings separately. ...

  5. 5. Make your own single-serving packs. ...

  6. Add the milk before the coffee. ...

  7. Measure oil carefully. ...

  8. Control portions when eating out.

You can always ask in class for advice. We are here to help.

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