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Ask A Nutritionist: How Do Portion Sizes Impact Health?

By: Maria Frye, RDN

  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022
  • 1 Minute Read   

In this episode of Ask a Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Maria Frye answers the question, “How do portion sizes impact health?” 

Understanding the recommended portion sizes for the foods you eat is important because all foods contain energy and different nutrients that should be taken into consideration for overall heath. Learn how to use portion sizes to help create a healthy eating pattern with four simple tips, including how to use hand symbols as a general guide for measuring food. 

Watch as Maria explains why portion sizes are important to health and how you can practice mindful eating by using food labels, following simple tips and listening to your internal hunger and fullness cues.

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Ask a Nutritionist is an educational video series developed by Dairy Council of California and hosted by registered dietitian nutritionists for educational and informational purposes only. It does not provide individualized nutrition advice and is not intended to be a substitute for recommendations made by your doctor, registered dietitian nutritionist or other health professional. Always seek the guidance of your health care professionals for any specific questions you may have regarding your health or medical condition. If you wish to seek clarification,  please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Maria Frye, RDN

Maria Frye, RDN

Maria Frye is a Community Nutrition Adviser who builds relationships and collaborative opportunities with key influencers.

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