Fats

USDA Nutrient Database Lists for Fats (Total, Saturated, Monounsaturated, and Polyunsaturated) and Dietary Cholesterol

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

Create a list of common foods and their fat and/or cholesterol content. The list can be sorted either alphabetically or in descending order by nutrient content.


All About Oils

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Oils are not a food group, but they provide essential nutrients. Therefore, oils are included in USDA food patterns.


Saturated, Unsaturated, and Trans Fats

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

To reduce your risk for heart disease, cut back on saturated fat and trans fat by replacing some foods high in saturated fat with unsaturated fat or oils.


Healthfinder.gov - Dietary Fats

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.


MedlinePlus: Dietary Fats Explained

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Read basic, factual information on dietary fat, including how much fat should be consumed.


Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated Fat (PDF | 141 KB)

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Read about monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats - what they are, where they are found, what they do, and how to use the Nutrition Facts Label to replace saturated fat with mono and polyunsaturated fats.


MedlinePlus: Dietary Fats

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Read the latest news and information on dietary fats. Also offers links to research and related topics. Also in Spanish.


Saturated Fat (PDF | 140 KB)

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Read about saturated fat - what it is, where it is found, and how you can use the Nutrition Facts Label for reducing saturated fat in your diet.


Cut Down on Saturated Fats (PDF | 772 KB)

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Offers a how-to guide for reducing saturated fats.


FDA Cuts Trans Fat in Processed Foods

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Discusses FDA's step towards removing artificial trans fat from the food supply.


Trans Fat Now Listed With Saturated Fat and Cholesterol on the Nutrition Facts Label

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Explore how trans fats and other types of fats are listed on food labels and see how to compare the fat in different food products. Also in Spanish.


Low-Calorie, Lower-Fat Alternative Foods

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

Use this list of low-calorie, lower-fat alternatives to provide new ideas for old favorites.


What are Trans Fatty Acids?

PennState Extension

Trans fats are produced during the hydrogenation of vegetable oils. Concerns about these fats brought about changes to the Nutrition Facts panel in 2006. Read more.


Dietary Fat and Cholesterol

Colorado State University Extension

Read more about dietary fats and cholesterol in this printable fact sheet.