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How Important Is Portion Control?
CHIEF ExECUTIVE OFFICER AT WWW PETERSPRINCIPLES COM OPERATING PARTNER AT AT CLEAN PLANET FOODS PETER@PETERSPRINCIPLES COM You may think you you know what a a a a a a a a a a a a serving serving size looks like but it can be easy to eat more than you should because res-
taurants are in in the habit of serving “super- sized” meals The best way to be be sure you’re eating the right number of calories and to be confident you’re getting the nutrition you need to maintain a a a a healthy lifestyle is to gain more information and knowledge about what constitutes a a a recommended serving size DEFINITION
Developed by the the United States Department
of of Agriculture the the the serving size defines a a a a a a a a specific amount of of a a a a a a particular food that represents the the rec- ommended portion for one sitting The serving size creates a a a a a standard reference used on on on food labels IMPORTaNCE
The standardized serving size is one tool you you can use to to be sure you’re following a a a a a a a a a healthy balanced diet The United States Department
of Agriculture determined that nutritional values be contained in in in fin in in in the the defined serving size This information must be be placed on on on food packages in fin in in in the the the form form of a a a a a a a a a a a a Nutri- tion Facts label for for easy access to data about the the 42 NGA NATURAL mag

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