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What are some references I can use to help me choose the correct portion sizes?

  • 3 ounces of meat = a deck of cards
  • 1 serving of fish = check book = 3 ounces
  • 1 pancake = compact disc (CD)
  • cup of raisins = 1 large egg
  • 1 ounce of cheese = pair of dice
  • 1 teaspoon of butter = size of a stamp
  • 2 tablespoons salad dressing = ping-pong ball



Erin Bartels, Dietetic Student, University of Missouri


Candance Gabel, M.S. R.D., Assistant Program Director, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri Extension








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