If you missed the blog last week… check it out here! This week, we will look at the Total Fat and Saturated Fat.

Total Fat: Surprise…. your body does need some fat each day. The food label value indicates how much fat is in a single serving of food. Fats are an important source of energy and contain 9 calories per gram of fat. If you do some basic math, you will be able to calculate the calories from fat in a serving and the percentage of calories from fat.

Saturated Fat: Usually found in animal products like butter, cheese, whole milk, ice cream, and meats. This fat is solid at room temperature, so you can imagine why it can easily clog your arteries! Quick tip: eat as little saturated fats as possible each day.


Total Fat per Serving: 8g

Calories per Serving: 230 calories

Total Calories from Fat per serving: 8g x 9 calories = 72 calories per serving from Fat

Percentage of calories from Fat: 72 calories / 230 calories (the value listed for calories in one serving) = 31% Fat