Q: There seems to be so much controversy over portion sizes. What constitutes a portion size for most common foods?
- Karen Williams
A: A proper portion of meat is 3 ounces, the size of a deck of cards. The recommended serving of cheese is an ounce, equal to one string cheese or an individual slice. After that, a half-cup works for foods such as cooked rice or pasta, whole fruit and ice cream. A serving of cooked vegetables is also a half-cup, but go ahead and splurge on the veggies and have a full cup.