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A serving size is what is recommended on a Nutrition Facts label, but what you actually eat is called your “portion.” Portions served at restaurants have gotten larger over the years. Here’s an easy guide to using your hand to estimate a smart size portion.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
February 1, 2016