Our environment can make it difficult to identify a proper serving size. Portions have steadily increased over the years and may be contributing to the increase in overweight and obese individuals in the state of Iowa. Practicing portion control and eating proper serving sizes in each food group is important in maintaining a healthy weight and balanced diet.
What is a Serving?
Fruit and Vegetable Servings
Lean Meats (including fish and poultry)
How Many Serving Should I be Eating?
The United States Department of Agriculture has developed a website for you and your family to assist you in reaching your nutrition goals. Visit www.choosemyplate.gov to find individualized calorie and nutrition information specific to you and your family, personalized meal plans, planning healthy menus and a variety of multimedia education.