ESNY provides nutrition education materials and sponsors education events and classes in local communities on a variety of nutrition topics like: healthy eating on a budget, smart shopping for vegetables and fruit, healthy meal planning, basic cooking and food safety skills, weight control and physical activity.

Variety is best.

Portion Plate


A graphic visual is a good start to learn portion control. To visualize the actual portion sizes can be eye opening for many of us who have become very comfortable with our own over sized portions. The portions we choose are usually more generous helpings of our favorite foods than the portion plate method. It is these generous helpings that increase our daily calorie intake. That, in turn with less activity, is the formula for potential weight gain.

Visualize your typical plate and then take a close look at our Create Your Healthy Plate graphic.

If you would like to receive a copy of our Creating Healthy Places in Suffolk County - Create a Healthy Plate by mail, email Susan Wilk at srw32@cornell.edu and a cardstock print will be sent to you.

Last updated October 30, 2014