Your Heart, Your Life: A Community Health Worker's Manual for the Hispanic Community

Appendix Handout Nutrition Displays

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Fat Matters – But Calories Count

  • Pork Sausage (3 ounces)
    Calories: 300
    Total fat: 34 grams
    Saturated fat: 9 grams
    34 grams of total fat = 8 1/2 teaspoons of fat
  • Lean Pork Tenderloin (3 ounces)
    Calories: 300
    Total fat: 34 grams
    Saturated fat: 9 grams
    34 grams of total fat = 8 1/2 teaspoons of fat

How Much Sugar and How Many Calories Are in Drinks?

  • Soft Drink (12 oz. can)
    Calories: 150
    Sugar: 41 grams or 10 1/2 tsp
  • Diet Soft Drink (12 oz. can)
    Calories: 0
    Sugar: 0 grams or 0 tsp

Making the Best Choice

How to Choose a Healthier Fast Food Meal

High-Calorie Menu Choice
Food Items Calories Total Fat (g) Saturated Fat (g)
102 grams of total fat = 25½ teaspoons of fat
Double meat cheeseburger 1,120 76 30
Medium french fries 360 18 5
Medium chocolate shake 500 8 5
Total 1,980 102 40
Lower-Calorie Menu Choice
Food Items Calories Total Fat (g) Saturated Fat (g)
14 grams of total fat = 3½ teaspoons of fat
Grilled chicken sandwich, no mayonnaise 330 7 1
Salad, low-fat dressing 75 5 1
Low-fat (1%) milk 110 2 2
Total 515 14 4
  • Choose your sandwich without mayonnaise or special sauce.
  • Order sandwiches without cheese.
  • Choose not to supersize.
  • Have water, unsweetened iced tea, or a diet soft drink instead of a regular soft drink or a milkshake.
  • Choose low-fat or fat-free dressing.
  • Plan ahead – have a healthy, low-fat breakfast and lunch if you plan to eat out for dinner.

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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Your Heart, Your Life, 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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