After this lesson, participants will:
- Know what empty calories are and how they fit into the Dietary Guidelines eating plan.
- Tell how many empty calories their eating plan provides.
- Understand that empty calories can come from any food group.
- Estimate limits for sodium and calories from solid fats and sugars.
- List sources of sodium.
- List sources of calories from solid fats and sugars.
- Explain why it is necessary to limit sodium and calories from solid fats and sugars.
- Use labels to identify products high in sodium.
- Use labels to identify products high in calories from solid fat and sugar.
- Explain the difference between saturated and unsaturated fat.
- Explain why it is necessary to limit saturated fat, trans fats, and cholesterol in the diet.
- List five sources of saturated fat, trans-fatty acids, and cholesterol.
- Know how many teaspoons of oil are recommended for their eating plan
- List the best choices for dietary oils.
- Determine whether calories from added sugar and saturated fat in their diet are within the recommendations of their MyPlate eating plan.
- Identify how much of the family grocery bill is spent on fats, oils, and sweets.
- Improve the quality of family meals and snacks by making changes in food buying and preparation practices that limit the use of foods high in sodium, solid fat, and sugar.
Daly-Koziel, Kathy and Walters, Jackie, "Oils and Empty Calories" (2012). Family and Consumer Sciences Publications. 40.