The weight of serving sizes and suggestions

With all the information out there it can be so confusing as to ascertain as to what an actual serving size is. The packaging of foods is getting larger and usually contain more than 1 serving and restaurant meals are getting larger and more energy dense but are sometimes not more nutrient dense. This blog post is going to break down the 6 food groups, give some examples from each and what is constituted a serving suggestion and then advise how much of each food group you should be eating each day.

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Fruits

  • Fruits contribute Folate (Vitamin B9), Vitamin A, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Potassium and Fiber.

  • Serving sizes are - 1 medium (150g) apple, banana, orange or pear - 2 small pieces (150g) of apricots, kiwi fruits, plums - 1 cup (150g) diced pieces of canned fruit - 1 ½ tablespoons of sultanas, 4 x dried apricot halves

  • Both men and women over 18 should have 2 serves of fruit per day, children 1-2 serves per day