Center for Young Women's Health

Dietary Fat Quiz


Having fat in your diet is important because fat is needed to absorb certain vitamins and to make hormones. Eating too much fat, especially saturated fat, can be unhealthy and may lead to high cholesterol and heart disease.


Take our quiz to see how well you are balancing the amount of fat you eat!

1. When I drink milk, I choose:

2% or whole milk
1%, ½%, skim (fat free), or soy milk


2. When I eat out, I usually order:

Deep fried foods (like fried chicken and french fries)
Grilled or baked foods (like grilled chicken and baked potatoes)


3. When choosing salad dressing, sour cream, cream cheese or mayo, I usually choose:

Low fat
Fat free


4. I eat dessert foods like cookies, cakes, ice cream, chocolate, or candy bars:

Never or hardly ever
Only on special occasions
Not everyday, but a few times a week
I have a little treat most days
Whenever I can!


5. I eat fast food (McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, Chinese take out, pizza):

Never or hardly ever
Once every week or two
At least twice a week
More than I eat at home!


6. I eat fats:

Whenever I want—the more fat the better!
I eat some high-fat foods but balance them with lower-fat foods like fruits and veggies
I try to eat only fat-free foods (fat-free salad dressing, cheese and cookies)

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