Portion Control


Healthy Snacks – 100 Calories or Less

Having snacks in between meals is normal and in many cases can be healthy. These parent tips will help you to choose healthy snacks for your family that are 100 calories or less.

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Size-Up Your Serving: Use The Food Label

You can help your family eat better by using the Nutrition Facts Label. Use the label to compare calories, sodium, protein and other nutritional information in some of their favorite foods. Remember to check the serving size and servings per container.

Nutrition Facts Label▶

Portion Distortion

Have you noticed that portions at restaurants have gotten larger? Some meals can provide enough food for at least two people. Eating the right amount of food can help you maintain a healthy weight.

Click on the Portion Distortion button. Compare the portions available 20 years ago and learn about the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories provided by today’s portions.

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Serving Size VS. Portion Size

Did you know there is a difference between serving and portion sizes? Serving size is a standardized amount of food. Portion size is the amount of a food you choose to eat. Click on the button below for ways to compare your portion to a serving size using some popular items.

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Serving Size Is In Your Hands

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the portions we are serving our children are the right serving size for their nutritional needs. One of the best ways to determine proper sizing is to use your hand as a measuring guide. Take a look at how you can use your hand to measure serving sizes for your children.

Track My Calories

Calorie tracking can be easy! Try using these tools to keep track of your daily calorie intake.

Track Your Calories ▶