Tuesday, February 9, 2010

servings vs. portions

I don't normally cross-post my columns here but have recently written two columns that I feel are very important for folks to understand when it comes to their health and controlling what's on their plate.

The first deals with serving sizes and the second addresses portion control. Most of us don't stop to think that the two are not equal but they aren't. In brief, serving sizes are the information on the side of the package (set by the USDA) that says how much of something we should eat; portions are what we actually serve ourselves (and usually it's more than we should).

To learn more read the articles and, as always, if you have any questions please feel free to leave comments or send an email.

Be well.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I'll testify to the cookies' greatness! Thanks, Mira.