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Renal Diet Serving Sizes

This section will help you understand the information in the Renal Diet sections that follow.

 

  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) of liquid is the size of a soda-pop can

 

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) of food is about the size of a large handful

 

  • ½ cup (4 ounces) of food is about half of a large handful

 

  • 2 tablespoons (Tbsp) is about the size of a large walnut

 

  • 1 tablespoon (Tbsp) is about the size of the tip of your thumb (from the last crease)

 

  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) is about the size of the tip of your little finger (from the last crease)

 

  • A serving means the size of food after it is cooked.  Three ounces of cooked meat is about the size of a deck of cards.

 

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