What Counts as one cup Serving?
One cup refers to a common measuring
cup (the kind used in recipes). In general, 1 cup of raw or cooked
vegetables or 100% vegetable juice, or 2 cups of raw leafy greens can be
considered as 1 cup from the vegetable group. One cup of fruit or 100%
fruit juice, or ½ cup of dried fruit can be considered as 1 cup from the
The chart below shows simple ways to enjoy fruits and vegetable throughout
the day, with corresponding cup amounts.
to see more examples of what counts as
of fruits and vegetables.
*1 cup of
lettuce counts as 1/2 cup of vegetables
In addition to fruits
and vegetables, a healthful diet also includes whole grains, fat-free or
low-fat milk and milk products, lean meats, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs
and nuts, and is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt, and
Palm Beach County:
Florenzia Davis, PhD,MS,RD,LD/N
Senior Public Health Nutritionist
(561) 671-4000 x 4048