Ounce-equivalent

Ounce-equivalent is the amount of a food or beverage product that is equal to 1 ounce from the bread, dry cereal, meats and beans food groups. 1 oz eq. is the amount of a food considered equivalent to a 1-ounce slice of bread or 1 ounce of dry cereal; in the meat and beans group, 1 oz eq. is the amount of food considered equivalent to 1 ounce of cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish.