What is a serving? What should my child be eating? Good questions!
A serving is how much food or liquid you eat or drink in one sitting. So, how big is a serving?
1 serving of fruit equals:
½ cup (4 oz.) of fruit juice
1 serving of vegetables equals:
5 pieces of Broccoli
10 baby Carrots
1 medium Tomato
½ baked sweet Potato
1 ear of Corn
4 slices of Onion
1 serving of dairy products equals?
1 cup of milk (8 oz.)
1 container of yogurt
1 piece of cheese (the size of your thumb)
So, now what does it all mean? Well, everyday your child should eat:
2 to 3 servings of dairy foods like milk, yogurt and cheese.
2 to 3 servings of meats like chicken, fish, beef or nuts
2 to 4 servings of fruit;
3 to 5 servings of vegetables and
6 to 11 servings of breads or grains, like rice, pasta or cereal.