Our first stop, the produce department. We started with a tennis ball and compared it to an apple. According to the Mayo Clinic, a medium apple should be the size of a tennis ball to equal a single serving. Our next item, a potato. A medium sized potato should be the size of a computer mouse. A cup of fruit should be the size of a baseball. Again, these are the serving sizes we should be eating in order to maintain a healthy weight.
We caught up with Trinka Hileman in the produce section and showed her the information from Mayo Clinic. She's surprised about the size of the servings, they're a lot smaller than she thought. "I usually get enough for the family. I don't think about portion size until I go home and fix it," she says.
If you think the side dish servings are a little surprising, wait until you see the main course! According to the Mayo Clinic, the piece of fish on your dinner plate should be the size of your checkbook. If that seems small to you, wait for this. A serving of meat should be about the size of a deck of cards.