Looking to manage your weight this holiday season?

October 31, 2019 by BUILTIN BUILTIN

Learn the difference between a portion and a serving. A portion is how much food you choose to eat at one time, whether in a restaurant, from a package, or at a Thanksgiving feast. A serving size is the amount of food listed on a product’s Nutrition Facts. Sometimes, the portion size and serving size match; sometimes they do not. Keep in mind that the serving size on the Nutrition Facts is not a recommended amount of food to eat. It is a quick way of letting you know the calories and nutrients in a certain amount of food.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Nutrition Facts information is on packaged foods and beverages. It tells you how many calories and how much fat, carbohydrates, sodium, and other nutrients are available in one serving of food. Package size affects how much people eat and drink, so it’s important that the serving sizes now are more realistic to reflect how much people typically eat at one time.