|The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) recommends that all healthy Americans ages 2 and above adopt an eating pattern lower in saturated fat and cholesterol to lower their blood cholesterol. The recommended eating pattern for everyone in the family over 2 years old is:
These goals are to be averaged over several days. Refer to table 3 for guidance on the recommended intakes of saturated fat and cholesterol.
- less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fat.
- an average of 30 percent of calories or less from total fat.
- less than 300 mg a day of dietary cholesterol.