Food Servings

DEPEND ON AGE AND LIFESTYLE, MOST PEOPLE NEED 

BETWEEN 1,600 AND 2,800 CALORIES A DAY

You're not only what you eat, but how much you eat. 
Look at our guide for sizing up your servings.

 
Food
Serving Equals
1 cup (250 mL) cereal Large handful
3 ounces meat or fish Size of deck of cards
1 cup (250 mL) of vegetables Size of your fist
1 teaspoon margarine Tip of your thumb
1/2 ounce (43 g) cheese Pair of dominoes
1/2 cup (125 mL) cooked pasta Ice cream scoop
Medium apple Size of a baseball
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Did You Know?
Certain foods inhibit, alleviate or reduce symptoms of common health problems.

To counter the effects of hypertension (high blood pressure), eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, legumes, low in fat and high-fibre foods. Cut down on: smoked meat, processed meat, canned and processed foods, added salt and fatty foods.

Bananas are sodium free and excellent dietary source of potassium. Use them as part of the diet to reduce high blood pressure.


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