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How Much Is One Portion?

For those of you who think 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day is a lot, think again. Seeing is believing. One serving of fruits and vegetables should fit within the palm of your hand it's a lot smaller than most people think.


The palm of your hand is an easy way to think about serving sizes and to see how doable it is to eat 5 to 9 A Day, everyday.


If you measure it out, one serving is:


If you measure it out, one portion is:


  • A small glass of 100% fruit or vegetable juice (3/4 cup or 6 oz)

  • A medium-size piece of fruit
    (an orange, small banana, medium-size apple)

  • One cup of raw salad greens

  • 1/2 cup of cooked vegetables

  • 1/2 cup of cut-up fruit or vegetables

  • 1/4 cup of dried fruit

  • 1/2 cup of cooked beans or peas







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