Make a portion plate

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    Create a plate model that divides the plate into one half and the the top part of the place into 2 quarters as seen here
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    As seen here half of the plate should consist of fruits and vegetables
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    A quarter of the plate should contain carbohydrates
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    A quarter of the plate should contain protein
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    Using your hands, make a fist as this will offer you the size of carbohydrates that you should have on your plate
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    The fist portion of your carbohydrates should fit into your portion size on your plate for your carbohydrates as seen here
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    To measure your protein portion, use the size of only your palm to determine which portion should be placed in your protein space on your plate
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    The amount of protein you can fit in your hand is the correct amount of protein to add to your plate portion on your plate
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    Palm sized protein fits correctly into the portion place on your plate
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    To calculate the amount that belong in your fruits and vegetables portion, you will need to make two fists
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    One at a time measure the amount of your vegetables by the size of your fist
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    Next measure your fruit by the size of your fist to place into your plate portion
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    The plate has now been portioned for a healthy and full meal based simply on your measuring of your fists to create the perfect portioned plate
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    When it comes to creating a portioned size plate for a child, understand that their fists will be smaller so base their portions on the size on their fists to determine the correct portion size for your child
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    The portion size for a child in regards to their meals will be based once again on their fist size as seen here
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    A plate for a child will be smaller than an adults depending on hand size, you have now learned how to portion a plate for a well-balanced meal
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