FAT Snack! Are you getting fat from snacks?

If you're watching your fat or cholesterol intake, you'll want to know about Ruffles Snack Kit!

The total fat content adds up to 67% which includes the chips and dip! Even though it contains some Canola oil (monounsaturated fat) and Sunflower oil (polyunsaturated fat) and only 5 mgs. of cholesterol, these pleated chips still contain 11 grams of greasy saturated fat that can accumulate in your coronary arteries!

If you're watching your weight, you'll want to avoid this fattening snack with a total of 920 calories per container!

The label below appears on the package.

Here's how to calculate the percentage of fat content using the portions listed on the label. (See NUTS in the left column to learn how to calculate the percentage of fat in a food product if calories from fat are not provided for you.) Using this product, divide 310 (calories of fat) by 460 (the total number of calories of the product) and multiply by 100 to get a percentage. The calculations go like this:

310 divided by 460 = 0.67 x 100 = 67% total fat per serving.

Note: When calculating total calories, don't forget to look at "Servings Per Container." In this product, there is one serving at 460 calories, but many products contain two or more servings. In that case, multiply the number of servings by the number of calories per serving to get the total number of calories in the whole packaged product.

-If calories from fat are not provided for you, calculate like this:

-Multiply the total number of grams of fat (34g) by 9 calories per gram and divide by the total number of calories per serving - multiply by 100 for percentage (34g x 9 calories/gram = 306 calories divided by 460 calories per serving = 0.665 x 100 = 66.5% fat.

Where do you get your nutrition information? Most states now have licensure laws for Dietitians and Nutritionists. Be sure your nutrition advisor is "Licensed" by the State as a Licensed Dietitian (LD) or Licensed Nutritionist (LN), or in states that don't have licensure laws, a Registered Dietitian.




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