Recommended Dietary Intakes of Lipids


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Foods from animals, such as meat, eggs and cheese, contain cholesterol. What is the recommended intake of cholesterol for a healthy individual?

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1. Elizabeth needs to eat 2,300 calories per day in order to maintain her current weight. How many of these calories should come from fat?

2. Which of the following would you want to limit if your goal was to cut back on trans fats?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Lipid is the scientific term for fat. This quiz/worksheet pairing will help you test your knowledge of lipids as well as how to identify foods containing good fat and bad fat. Some items you'll be tested on include the government recommended daily calories from fat and the recommended daily intake of cholesterol.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be asked to identify:

  • The amount of cholesterol (in milligrams) recommended each day for a person who is healthy
  • The daily percentage of calories that a person should obtain from fats
  • Dietary items possessing trans fats
  • The adequate daily intake of essential fatty acids
  • Appropriate recommendations for reducing fat intake

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on dietary intake recommendations for lipids
  • Making connections- use understanding of lipids to identify dietary items containing saturated fats, unsaturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, and essential fatty acids
  • Defining differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the difference between saturated and unsaturated fats and how they both differ from trans fats
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding foods that contain good fats, bad fats, man made fats, and foods containing cholesterol and essential fatty acids

Additional Learning

To learn more about fats in your diet, review the accompanying lesson titled Recommended Dietary Intakes of Lipids. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define lipids and the necessity of fat in a person's diet
  • Differentiate between saturated fats, unsaturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, and essential fatty acids
  • Understand the recommended intake amount of each type of dietary fat
  • Know which food groups/specific food items contain which type of fat, including plant-based foods, animal-based foods or man-made foods
  • Understand how to reduce consumption of foods with bad fats and increase consumption of foods with good fats
  • Learn about health problems that may occur if a person's diet includes a high amount of saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol