The objective of this study was to assess the dietary intake level of: total fats, saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and cholesterol by the 16 to 18 year old high school students. The content of fats in average food rations of school students was 33.8 % of the total energy intake. The content levels of saturated (SFA) and monounsaturated (MUFA) fatty acids were close to the recommended levels (11.1 and 13.7 % of the energy value of food ration), whereas the content levels of poly-unsaturated acids from n-3 group, especially of docosahexanoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), were too low (4.9 %). At the same time, it was found that the ratio of n-6 to n-3 acids was correct (~5 : 1). Thus, it would be reasonable to increase the consumption of fish and fish products.
high school students, daily food rations, total fat, fatty acids