Take a Smart Servings Challenge
July 25, 2013
Size Up Your Servings
Here’s a fun exercise to see how you measure up when it comes to serving size, sugar and fat.
- Make a list of the top 10 foods you eat most often.
- Fill in the amount recommended as a serving by MyPlate.
- Look at labels for each of the foods listed and place checkmarks by foods with a higher percentage of fat or sugar (generally foods that list fat or sugar as one of the first five ingredients on the label have a high percentage of fat or sugar).
- Place a check mark by the foods that you need to watch your serving size.
Challenge yourself to eat these foods in smaller servings and/or less often.
Feel free to access the entire Smart Servings resource in the HKC-CIGNA Healthy Balance Toolkit.
You might also want to download and use this free tip sheet called Make Healthy Enjoyable. We really need to keep the fun in health, too!