How Can I Calculate Calories From Fat?enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-QA-enHD-AR1.gifFind out what the experts have to say.calories, calories from fat, amount of calories from fat, unsaturated fat, saturated fat, fat content, fat content of foods, fat intake, total calories, calculating calories, calculating calories from fat, fat in foods, nutrition, healthy diet, monitor fat intake, control fat intake10/06/200302/07/201802/07/2018Mary L. Gavin, MD01/20/20185c0b8424-3102-4f9b-a703-b69a4d53533dhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/calorie-calculations.html/<p><em>I know that only a certain amount of your calories should come from fat, but how do you calculate that percentage?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Brian</em></p> <p>To calculate this, divide a food or drink's calories from <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fat.html/">fat</a> by total calories (this information is on the product's <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/food-labels.html/">food label</a>) and then multiply by 100. For example, if a 300-calorie food has 60 calories from fat, divide 60 by 300 and then multiply by 100. That food has 20% of its calories from fat (60&divide;300=0.2 / 0.2x100=20).</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Most kids and teens should get 25% to 35% of total calories each day from fat.</li> <li>Toddlers ages 1 to 3 should get 30% to 40% of total calories from fat.</li> <li>Healthy adults should get 20% to 35% of calories from mostly monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats (from nuts and seeds and plant oils such as olive oil or canola oil, etc.).</li> </ul> <p>Saturated fat and trans fat (for instance, from fatty meats or full-fat dairy products) can raise <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cholesterol.html/">cholesterol</a> and increase the risk of heart disease. Saturated fats should make up less than 10% of a person's daily total calories. Trans fats should be kept as low as possible.</p>
CholesterolMost parents probably don't think about what cholesterol means for their kids. But high cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, which has its roots in childhood.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cholesterol.html/b789c01d-c182-4160-8093-00bf50cd9ef3
FatsSome fats are good for kids and an important part of a healthy diet. Here's what parents should know.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fat.html/39f148d3-0367-48c8-8b51-efd4dc004e5f
Figuring Out Fat and CaloriesFrom all you hear, you'd think fat and calories are really bad for you, but we all need a certain amount of them in our diets. Find out the truth about fat and calories.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/fat-calories.html/dd3705c1-0982-48fd-b152-4022c7bd40f1
Figuring Out Food LabelsThe food label on a food package is a lot like the table of contents in a book - it tells you exactly what the food contains. Read our article for kids for more about food labels.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/labels.html/3ca33859-3e8d-41be-88e5-bbe199b8d8e6
Food LabelsLook at any packaged food and you'll see the food label. This nutrition facts label gives the lowdown on everything from calories to cholesterol. Read more about food labels.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/food-labels.html/9fd21fc8-7da9-499f-a517-dcacb9624e24
Go, Slow, and Whoa! A Kid's Guide to Eating RightWant to eat healthier? It's easy when you learn the difference between Go, Slow, and Whoa foods!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/go-slow-whoa.html/4c5268e5-9901-4987-a37b-5c919be1fb2b
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Learning About CaloriesYou've probably heard about calories. Are they good or bad for you? Find out in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/calorie.html/418367d5-9bbb-4ec4-9e34-9391c36d45d6
Learning About FatsHow much fat should be in your daily diet? Find out in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/fat.html/fd86cdca-2fdd-47e3-8701-bbc424d810bb
MyPlate Food GuideMyPlate is designed to make it easier to understand healthy eating.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/pyramid.html/e2ef9cd9-a4f5-419d-baa1-30b6ef92819f
Smart Supermarket ShoppingYou don't need to be a dietitian to figure out how to make healthy food choices. Before grabbing a shopping cart and heading for the aisles, read this article to make grocery shopping a snap.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/grocery-shopping.html/5414ea2a-c37a-42da-9254-35a48f72817f
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