Healthy Servings


How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you think you should have each day?

  • We need at least 5 servings a day.

  • A serving equals about ½ cup. (Show ½ cup container if available.)

If you look at the MyPlate that means half of your plate should be fruit and vegetables.
Knowing the number of servings is important, but you also need to know how much is in a serving.
How many grapes do you think equals a serving of fruit? (If available, have your child choose how many grapes they believe is a serving.)

  • One serving of fruit equals about 16 grapes.

One serving also equals:

  • a medium orange

  • ¼ cup of dried fruit

  • a snack container of applesauce.