The nurse is providing patient teaching about the MyPlate guide for nutrition from the US government. Which of the following statements made by the patient about dietary fats would require follow-up teaching?

"I should eat natural fats like those in steak or eggs."

Explanation

•Eating "natural fats" like those in steak or eggs is not a recommendation: In fact, animal-based fats are saturated fats and eggs are particularly high in cholesterol; these are not recommended.

•In 2012, the USDA updated the dietary guidelines with the introduction of MyPlate and simplified recommendations.

•Replace protein foods that are higher in solid fats with choices that are lower in solid fats and calories and/or are sources of oils.

•Use oils to replace solid fats where possible.

•Consume less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fatty acids by replacing them with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

•Consume less than 300 mg per day of dietary cholesterol.

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