PEANUT BUT TER An amount the size of
a golf ball equals 2 tablespoons, which
is 2 ounces.
CHICKEN BREAST A small chicken
breast the size of a deck of cards is
PINTO BEANS An amount of legumes
the size of half a baseball equals ½ cup,
which is 2 ounces.
APPLE Any fresh fruit that is about
the size of a baseball is 1 cup.
MIXED VEGETABLES An amount the
size of half a baseball is ½ cup.
100% FRUI T JUICE
One 4-ounce glass
equals ½ cup.
4 TO 5 OUNCES PER DAY
We want our kids to eat adequate amounts of nutritious food, but what is a common
portion size and how does that fit in with the recommended daily guidelines? Use our
chart to estimate typical portion sizes—no measuring required! Remember: One size
doesn’t fit all. Go to choosemyplate.gov to find more specific information for your young-
ster’s age, weight, and level of activity.
2½ TO 3 CUPS PER DAY
FRUITS & VEGGIES
1 TO 1½ CUPS OF FRUIT PER DAY • 2 TO 2½ CUPS OF VEGE TABLES PER DAY
5 TO 6 OUNCES PER DAY
CHEESE Four to five
dice-size cubes of cheese
equals 1½ ounces, which
is considered 1 cup.
glass equals 1 cup.
YOGURT An amount the size of
half a baseball equals ½ cup.
for kids 6-12
CEREAL An amount the size of half
a baseball equals ½ cup, which is
PAS TA OR RICE An amount the size
of half a baseball equals about ½ cup,
which is 1 ounce.
BAGEL Half of a large bagel, about the
size of a hockey puck, equals 2 ounces.
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