What is fat?. Functions of fat Helps with normal growth and development by providing essential fatty acids is a source of energy adds taste and texture to foods Forms cell membranes and secretions in body helps absorb fat-soluble vitamins A,D,E and K Cushions internal organs.
Functions of fat
= 44 – 78 grams of fat
Or 11 – 19 ½ teaspoons
= 33 – 58 grams of fat
Or 8 ¼ – 14 ½ teaspoons
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Why is fat important?
The body must digest and absorb fats before using them as energy
Nutrition Labelling resource:
Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide:
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