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.


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.


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.


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.


Talking About Trans Fat: What You Need to Know

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

Learn about trans fats, what foods contain them, and how trans fats are listed on Nutrition Facts Panels.


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.