What’s the difference between portion size and serving size?

A host scoops out servings of a rice dish and places them on an array of plates. [CREDIT: pxhere.com]Many of us read the Nutrition Facts label when making selections at the grocery store, an important step on our path to healthy living. But, have you ever thought about the difference between “serving size” and “portion size”?

We won’t throw a “spoiler” here and tell you the difference. Instead, we’ll point you to recent work done by the International Food Information Council (IFIC). That organization has conducted a new survey to gauge how much consumers know — and, importantly, whether we know the difference between a serving and a portion.

Read the Understanding Portion and Serving Sizes survey to see learn the distinctionh. You may surprise yourself. And, you might learn something important.

  • The International Food Information Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes science-based information on nutrition, food safety and agriculture. Visit www.ific.org.

Posted: January 27, 2022

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Food, Health, Nutrition, Pgm_FCS, Portion, Serving

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