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. Click here for a full size version.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and a cardstock print will be sent to you.
Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov too for another look at how you can learn to make healthier choices.