Rhonda O'Brien MS RD CDE


Feeding Your Child Using Division of Responsibility

The division of responsibility is a way of feeding your child that takes the battle out of meal times. From birth until your child is between 6 months and 1 year old, you are responsible for what your child eats, and your child is responsible for how much and how often he or she eats. (Infants are fed on demand.) As…

Prader-Willi Syndrome

Prader-Willi syndrome is a genetic condition that causes excessive hunger, intellectual disability, short stature, and weak muscle tone. Children with Prader-Willi syndrome have an intense craving for food and usually become obese. There is no specific treatment or cure for Prader-Willi syndrome. But those caring for a…

1 Cup

This much of your hand equals 1 cup, or 1 serving of milk or raw leafy vegetables.

1 Ounce

This much of your hand equals 1 ounce, or 1 serving of cheese.

Recommended Servings for Adults

You can use the USDA food guide to make healthy choices about what you eat. The chart below shows the recommended amounts for adults to eat from each food group. These amounts are based on a diet of 1,600 to 2,400 calories a day. For a food guide that shows how much to eat from each food group based on your specific…