Most persons have but little idea of the weight of the foods they eat, yet the usual dietetic tables of "food values " are based upon gramme measurements. Following is a list of approximate weights of foods as used in ordinary "helpings " at the table by the average person in health. Of course such an estimate cannot be very accurate, yet it may afford interest.

Quantities of Foods for Single Meals

Grammes.

Ounces (approximate).

Calories.

Porridge, oatmeal, wheat, cornmeal, etc

200

6

175

Sugar on porridge

10

1/3

10

Milk (one tumblerful)

180

6

200

Bread (three slices)

100

3

200

Butter on bread

15

½

I20

Steak..........................................

50

165

Soup, or meat broth or purée

120

4

100-200

Fish

200

6

200

Potatoes

50

60

Green vegetables

100

3

50

Peas, beans or corn

75

300

Crackers and cheese

75

300

Bread or Indian pudding

100

3

200

Cocoa (one cup)

I50