Healthy Eating withFats on the Menu
Trans fat is considered the most harmful type of fat.
This mini-lesson explores the role of dietary fat in health.
Discussions will help participants gain a better understanding of the sources of healthy and harmful fats. Through hands-on activities, participants will discover strategies for adding small amounts of healthy fats to meals and snacks.
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
- Identify the main sources of dietary fat.
- Distinguish between healthy fats (unsaturated fats) and harmful fats (saturated and trans fats).
- Discuss the health benefits of healthy fats and the health risks of harmful fats.
- Read food labels to determine the amount and type of fat in packaged foods.
- Suggest ways to reduce the amount of fat, especially harmful fats at meals and snacks.
- Suggest ways to add small amounts of healthy fats to meals and snacks.
The Healthy Eating with Fats on the Menu Case Studies provide an opportunity for participants to practice the skills listed above.