At last week's "Drop 10 in 10" meeting, two dieticians discussed serving sizes of various foods and illustrated how much of what type of food should be piled on your plate. Perhaps "piled" is a bad word to use.
They said vegetables and leafy salads should fill half of your plate and the other half should be divided between whole grains or starches and meats and proteins.
"Eat lots of vegetables," one dietician said, and eat slowly while savoring each bite.
They passed around plastic replicas of single servings - a burger was much smaller than the piece of fish or chicken, but all were one serving.
"Dark meat has more calories due to a higher fat content," the experts said.
Each lesson plan contains "Weighty Words of Wisdom" to inspire us. I like this one:
"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
- Will Rogers