Make a portion plate
Edited by EARose2011, Maria Quinney, Eng
I would like to thank Fiona Phelan for this awesome video on How to make a portion plate. I organized it into a wiki for anyone with a hearing impairment, or for those who simply prefer to read the steps. Hope you enjoy!
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:
As seen here half of the plate should consist of fruits and vegetables.
A quarter of the plate should contain carbohydrates.
A quarter of the plate should contain protein.
Using your hands, make a fist as this will offer you the size of carbohydrates that you should have on your plate.
The fist portion of your carbohydrates should fit into your portion size on your plate for your carbohydrates as seen here:
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.
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.
Palm sized protein fits correctly into the portion place on your plate.
To calculate the amount that belong in your fruits and vegetables portion, you will need to make two fists.
One at a time measure the amount of your vegetables by the size of your fist.
Next measure your fruit by the size of your fist to place into your plate portion.
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.
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.
The portion size for a child in regards to their meals will be based once again on their fist size as seen here:
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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