Handy Tips for Portion Sizes

storage canister of food and measuring spoonSnacking is on the rise.* Americans are eating more snack-type foods, and eating them more often. So how do we ensure snacking doesn't lead to grazing? Two words: portion control.

Here are five handy tips to help you get an idea of what an appropriate portion size looks like for any time you eat.

*According to a recent report from Mintel, "Snacking Motivations and Attitudes: US 2015."

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  • illustration of serving tip for salad dressing, peanut butter, or cheese using thumb
  • illustration of serving tip for oil, butter, or mayonnaise using thumb

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