Standard Serving Sizes of Food

FOOD SERVING LOOKS LIKE
Chopped Vegetables 1/2 cup 1/2 baseball
Raw Leafy Vegetables (such as lettuce) 1 cup 1 baseball or fist for average adult
Fresh Fruit 1 medium piece 1 baseball
1/2 cup chopped 1/2  baseball
Dried Fruit 1/4 cup 1 golf ball
Pasta, Rice, Cooked Cereal 1/2 cup 1/2 baseball
Ready-to-Eat Cereal 1 oz. varies from 1/4 cup to 1¼ cups
Red Meat, Poultry, Seafood 3 oz. (boneless cooked weight from 4 oz. raw) Deck of cards
Dried Beans 1/2 cup cooked 1/2 baseball
Nuts 1/3 cup Level handful for average adult
Cheese 1½ oz. 4 dice or 2 9-volt batteries

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

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