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Mila's Breakfast Choices

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Mila has little time in the morning to prepare breakfast. She often has bibingka (sweet rice cake) for breakfast, or leftovers such as pork longanisa and fried rice. Look at the Nutrition Facts labels. Help Mila select some breakfast foods that are lower in saturated fat than her usual choices. Which should she choose?

  • Pork Longanisa, Sweet or Chicken Siopao (Steamed Bun with Chicken filling)?
    • Pork label says:
      Serving size: 2 links (66g)
      Saturated fat: 6g = 30%
    • Chicken label says:
      Serving size: 114g
      Saturated fat: 1g = 5%
  • Balut (Duck Egg, Raw) or Hard Boiled Egg?
    • Balut label says:
      Serving size: 1 egg (70g)
      Saturated fat: 3g = 15%
    • Egg label says:
      Serving size: 1 egg
      Saturated fat: 2g = 10%
  • Fruit Danish or Banana?
    • Danish label says:
      Serving size: 1/8 (57g)
      Saturated fat: 1.5g = 8%
    • Banana label says:
      Serving size: 1 medium (126g)
      Saturated fat: 0%
  • Butter or Light Margarine (Soft Tub)?
    • Butter label says:
      Serving size: 1 tablespoon (14g)
      Saturated fat: 8g = 40%
    • Margarine label says:
      Serving size: 1 tablespoon (14g)
      Saturated fat: 1.5g = 8%
  • Fried Rice or White Rice, Steamed?
    • Fried rice label says:
      Serving size: 1 cup (185g)
      Saturated fat: 5g = 25%
    • Steamed rice label says:
      Serving size: 1 cup (158g)
      Saturated fat: 0%
  • Strawberry-flavored Milk or Soy Milk, Vanilla
    • Strawberry milk label says:
      Serving size: 8 fluid ounces
      Saturated fat: 5g = 25%
    • Soy milk label says:
      Serving size: 8 fluid ounces
      Saturated fat: 1g = 5%

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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.

Last Updated March 2012

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