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Foods are grouped into the following
categories for a plate format. The amount of space that each food group should
take up on your plate is stated.
Serving size is listed for each
food. You can estimate serving size using the size of your fist as about 1 cup
or about 1 medium whole fruit.
Choose a food from this group to
take up one-fourth of your plate for each meal.
Choose foods from this group to take up
half of your plate for each meal. You may choose to omit this group at your
Choose a food from this group for each
Choose a food from this group for
You may sometimes choose ½ cup pudding or ice cream.
Choose a food from this group to take
up one-fourth of your plate at each meal. You may choose to omit this group at
breakfast. For the serving size of this group, use a serving that is about the
size and thickness of a deck of cards.
Eat fats, sweets, and
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofFebruary 5, 2016
Current as of:
February 5, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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