Actual Serving Size: One-Third of What You’ll Actually Eat

The Fooducate blog brings us a brief visual primer on a simple concept: The USDA "recommended serving size" no longer bears any resemblance whatsoever to the actual portion size served by modern American restaurants and industrial manufacturers.

Through a series of photos juxtaposing fractional food items (the USDA serving) with actual-size cookies, steaks, and muffins, the post makes a relatively salient point very clearly: The way we label food is out of whack with the way that food is actually eaten.

Whether it's time to relabel most of America's foods, time to start eating much smaller portions, or some combination thereof, there definitely needs to be some action taken—what we think we're eating and what we're actually eating no longer really sync up.

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