Fats and Oils

MyPlate Food Groups: What are "oils"?

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Although you can't see them on the plate, it's important to know about fats and oils! This section of MyPlate.gov explains what "oils" are, how they differ from solid fats, and why they fit into your diet.


Dietary Fat

HHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

How much fat do you really need? This Web site can help you figure it out. It also includes links to pages on each of the different types of fats - trans fats, saturated fats, unsaturated fats and cholesterol.


American Heart Association logo Face the Fats

American Heart Association.

Do you know how to make healthy fat choices - which fats are bad and which are better? Which foods contain fat and what types of fat they include? This web site includes a crash course on fats, a fat translator to help you determine you your daily fat limit, and information to help you face the facts about fats.