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Explore some practical examples of serving sizes to make sure that you are eating the right amount.

You don't need to weigh or measure foods to know the serving size. The chart below will give you some practical examples of what a serving size looks like.




Table of Portion Sizes

Item Quantity Represented
Baseball, light bulb, fist or computer mouse 1 cup (250 mL)
Tennis ball ¾ cup (175 mL)
Deck of cards or palm of hand 3 oz (100 g)
Dice or thumb tip 1 tsp (5 mL)
Two 9 volt batteries or 2 thumbs 1 ½ oz (50 g)