Near my workplace, there’s this great sandwich place where you get to make your own lunch using their fresh ingredients. It’s perfect for me because I can’t stand lettuce. Those leaves make their way into so many sandwiches. I know I need to eat more vegetables, so I started piling on the sliced mushrooms. One day it occured to me – I had absolutely no idea how many mushrooms I was really eating. They were all sliced up. I had no way to tell if I was getting one serving or five. So, I turned to the Internet. You know what I found?


So, I started this site. You’ll be able to find all your favourite foods, right here. You can look up all sorts of food – one serving, one portion, one helping of food. We’ll even slice it up so you know what it will look like. You can find out which food group everything belongs to and what you will get from it.

You’ve probably seen at least one version of the Food Pyramid. You know that every day you should eat about six servings of starchy food, five servings of fruit or veg and only one of those notoriously-unhealthy-but-oh-so-tasty treats.

But what the heck counts as just one serving?

  • You buy a packet of peanuts… it’s so easy to just eat the lot in front of the TV. How many servings is that?
  • You take home a punnet of strawberries… throw some cream and sugar over them and dish it out to your family. How many servings is that?
  • You order a plate of chips in a restaurant… they gave you far too many, so you only eat half of them. How many servings is that?

You deserve to know exactly what you’re eating. You’ll be able to find out right here.

– Debbie Timmins, founder of

“Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.”
Mary Kay Ash – founder of Mary Kay cosmetics.

P.S. If you like the sound of our site, drop me a note in the comments. I love hearing from new people. We’re launching in October! Check back regularly or subscribe for updates.

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