Serving Size Matters

Cutting down on sugar doesn’t necessarily mean cutting out the foods you love.  You can simply use less than the serving size suggests.

For example, Prego Spaghetti Sauce has 40 grams of sugar in 2 cups.  You can split the amount you use in half to result in half the sugar.  You can even use one third of the serving size to result in one third of the sugar!

So yes, we’re saying that you can eat sugary foods and still survive! The key is being reasonable with your serving sizes. Remember, everything in moderation. Sometimes, one serving size is ENOUGH!

So our point is that SERVING SIZE MATTERS!


-Eva P. and Nia W.


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  2. Rich Newell

    The Prego comment on this site is fairly BOGUS, unless you think someone is going to consume nearly a whole jar of spaghetti sauce at once. The serving size (probably 1/4 of that, or 10g) is more likely. And looking at the spaghetti sauces in our cupboards, 1/2 cup only gives you 6g or 8g of sugar.

    • William Ferriter

      Whoops… sorry about that. In our Serving Size Matters post, we talk about the fact that paying attention to serving size is important. In this case, you’re right: 2 cups is a little bit too much. Still, we think we would eat about one cup of spaghetti sauce, and 1/2 cup like you suggested is too little. One cup of Prego is 20 grams of sugar, which is still quite a bit. I will edit the post with a clarification about the serving size.

      In the end, the lesson remains that paying attention to serving size matters.

      -Daniel C. and Joel H.

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