Thursday, July 30, 2009

What's The Difference Between Portion Size And Serving Size?

Most people mistake portion size for serving size. So, what's the difference? Portion size is the amount you choose to put on your plate.
Serving size is a standard measurement of food such as a cup or an ounce. For example, bagels are often sold in sizes that constitute at least 2 servings, but most people eat the whole thing, thinking they
have eaten one serving. When buying food, it's important to check the nutrition label for serving size. Many times manufacturers will list unusually small serving sizes so their product appears to have fewer calories and fat. Don't be deceived. Read your labels!


Janet Jarrell said...

Nutrition facts are manditory on products in Canada? How about the USA?

A Fitness Minute with Pat Anderson said...

Yes, they are required on all products here too. It's important to know what to look for on the label such as the serving size and the amount of calories per serving.

Smith said...

Thanks for your information on the portion size.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your help in explaining the portion size and serving size.

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