Kitchen Fats Quiz

Updated:May 28,2014

Kitchen fats include lard, shortening, butter, margarine and cooking oils. Are you using the best ones?

Take this two-part quiz to find out.
PART 1: Know Your Facts

1. When it comes to your health, there are good fats
and bad fats.

True

False

2. Oils are fats that are liquid at room temperature.

True

False

3. Saturated fat is liquid at room temperature.

True

False

4. Olive oil is good because it contains fewer calories than other oils.

True

False

5. All margarines are the same when it comes to health.

True

False

Answers:

#1 and #2 are true; #3, #4 and #5 are false.

How many did you get right? _____

PART 2: Rate Your Habits

1. Right now, I have olive oil or canola oil in my kitchen.

True

False

2. Right now, I have lard or shortening in my kitchen.

True

False

3. In the past three days, I have used butter for cooking or eating.

True

False

4. I have never made salad dressing.

True

False

5. I use low-fat or no-fat salad dressing most of the time.

True

False

Answers:

The best answers are True for #1 and #5, and False for #2, #3 and #4.

How many of these answers did you have? _____

How Did You Do?

Add the number of right answers you had on Parts 1 and 2 of the quiz.

10 = A perfect score! You're on track with using the right fats in your heart-healthy diet.

8–9 = Very good. Can you go for perfect?

6–7 = OK. You've made a good start, but you still can improve.

0–5 = You can do better. And there are lots of ways to improve.

Visit the Meet the Fats website for much more information.