Year: 2015

Grains are Good For Your Daily Diet

Do you want to understand how breads impact your daily diet? This infographic explains the breakdown of nutrients you get in your daily diet. Grains make up 50% of your calories. They provide you with […]

Grains Are Good For You

Grains are good for you. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data, grains and grain-based foods provide 40% of fiber in the American diet. Download this infographic.

Grains are on Par with Other Nutrient Dense Foods!

Grains are on par with other nutrient dense foods. When you compare milk and dairy with grains, they are very similar. Grains offer a very close amount of protein compared to milk and dairy. Protein […]

Grains Are Good For You: How Grains Compare

Grains are good for you. Pasta and rice is responsible for 2% of the caloric contribution of common grain foods in the diet. Rolls and buns are responsible are also responsible for 2% of the […]

Grains are Good For You: The Benefits of Buns

Grains are good for you. Buns and rolls contribute less than 2% of total calories while providing vital nutrients including fiber, calcium, folate and iron. If you are interested in increasing your fiber intake, try […]

The Vital Role of Grains in the American Diet

Grains play an important role in the American diet, providing much-needed nutrients, such as folate, fiber and vitamin E. In today’s crowded media landscape, between fad diets and the ever-growing gluten-free craze, it is easy for consumers to […]

New Research Reinforces No Benefit To Gluten-Free Diet

Despite health claims for gluten-free eating from celebrities and the media, there is no evidence indicating the general population would be better off avoiding gluten. The gluten-free diet is an essential medical treatment for people […]

The Whole Grain Story

While whole grains get their start in the field, Americans love to start their days with whole grains to power them with essential Fiber, B Vitamins, and Minerals.

Enriquezca su salud con granos enteros

Una de cada cuatro muertes estadounidenses es causado por enfermedades cardiovasculares. Aprenda más sobre cómo comer más granos enteros pueden mejorar la salud del corazón.

Distorting Nutrition Facts to Generate Buzz

Huffington Post, 3/2/15 Michael Jacobson of CSPI argues against  Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, op-ed in The New York Times entitled “The Government’s Bad Diet Advice” point by point. Both articles address the Dietary Guidelines […]

We crave that sweet taste – but at what cost?

Washington Post, 3/2/15 Sweetener use and sugar consumption are controversial issues, especially on the heels of the release of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s report. There are pros and cons to artificial sweetener use and […]

Things you didn’t know about pasta

FoxNews/The Daily Meal, 3/2/15 Citing data from the National Pasta Association, Americans eat 15 pounds of pasta per year. In addition, the article cites, that aldente pasta keeps you fuller longer, pasta contains protein, and […]

The Fiber Bar: a food that deludes

US News and World Report, 3/3/15 Are fiber bars the cureall for meeting fiber intake? This article by dietitian Tamara Duker Fruman thinks otherwise.

WHO to basically everybody: Stop eating so much sugar

Washington Post, 3/4/15 The World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines on sugar consumption, recommending adults and children reduce their daily intake of “free” sugars and keep total sugar intake to less than ten percent […]

AHA: Many U.S. Adults Taking Action to Reduce Sodium Intake

Physician’s Briefing, 3/4/15 A press release from American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2015 Scientific Sessions, held from March 3 to 6 in Baltimore revealing fifty-three percent taking action; receiving medical advice […]

Chemical exposure linked to billions in healthcare

National Geographic, 3/5/15 Researchers found that hormone altering chemicals are linked to attention problems, diabetes, and other health issues. Offending chemicals include BPA, DDE, phthalates, and brominated flame retards are just a few that were […]

What part of a complete breakfast?

Huffington Post, 3/6/15 Authored by Dr. David Katz, he elaborates on a recent article from Bloomberg (that featured Kellogg’s) questioning the health effects of cereal.

The man who discovered thiamin

Slate, 3/6/15 This article is an adaptation from the book Vitamania: Our obsessive quest for nutritional perfection by Catherine Price. She talks about the history of vitamin deficiency and fortification.

Is it really safe to give babies peanut butter?

The Atlantic, 2/24/15 Reporter talks about latest New England Journal of Medicine study on peanut allergies More than 500 infants at high risk for peanut allergy were randomly assigned to receive peanut products (consumption group) […]

Vitamin BS

The Atlantic, 2/26/15 The recently released book – Vitamania is gaining traction and in this interview with the author  – questions like whether humans need supplements if they’re getting nutrients from foods and if over-fortification […]

Healthy diet linked to lung health

Reuters, 2/26/15 Among its many rewards, eating a healthy diet might help protect against the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to a new study.

3 Next-Level Grains to Try

Food & Wine, 2/26/15 We asked chefs to peek into their crystal balls and tell us what foods we’ll be talking about in the next five years. Here’s what they predicted.

If you want to lose weight, lose the addictive foods

Morningstar, 2/27/15 New research has found that a lot of the highly processed foods you see in the convenience store of supermarket today aren’t just bad for you – they can produce the same kinds […]

Big Beef

Slate.com, 2/27/15 Last week the nation’s top nutrition advisory panel unveiled 500-odd pages of advice for the federal agencies tasked with writing the nation’s dietary guidelines.

Why carbs don’t deserve rap as new diet villain

Courant, 2/27/15 An article that explores whether or not carbs are truly “that bad”. *This article is a reprint of last week’s Washington Post article and includes the Julie Miller Jones interview.

The Skinny Carb

The Atlantic, 2/23/15 Covering the recent study in Annals of Internal Medicine, this study explores the complex nutrition advice that’s often contradictory, and that this study recommends to just to eat more fiber. The more […]

Unraveling the Gluten-Free Trend

Eating Well, March/April 2015 The gluten-free trend keeps growing. But is it all just hype? Does gluten sensitivity really exist? Are more people being diagnosed with celiac disease? Is modern wheat the problem or could […]

Fiber’s new bakery look, part 1

Baking Business, 6/18/14 The ancient grains have a good fiber story to tell, one that’s especially helpful in gluten-free foods. And then there’s a high-fiber barley with benefits all around, explained Elizabeth Arndt, PhD, director […]

You’re Most Likely To Get Hooked On These Foods

Huffington Post, 2/23/15 Dr. Nicole Avena of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai recently led a study that found behaviors and attitudes surrounding some types of food closely followed addiction patterns. Her work […]

10 superfoods to add to your diet

Farm and Dairy, 2/24/25 Sometimes called “brain foods,” superfoods are thought to reduce the risk of diseases. Superfoods are “real” foods, not processed items.

NAS picks PMA science chief for GMO study committee

The Packer, 2/24 The National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council has named Bob Whitaker, PMA’s chief science and technology officer, to a committee charged with determining what’s next for genetically engineered crops. The 20-member […]

9 Surprising Sources Of Fiber

MindBodyGreen 2/25/15 The daily recommended amounts of fiber are 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women, but less than 10% of Americans are meeting these requirements. This is especially worrisome as inadequate fiber […]

How Should We Eat?

NY Times, 2/25/15 As you know Bittman has established his own platform of advice, quite similar to Pollan and Nestle, biting to both government and industry; however, he does make several points that will raise […]

Your Wilpower Is No Match For Pizza, According To Science

Huffington Post, 2/23/15 It’s easy to claim we’re “addicted” to foods like the donuts from down the street or our beloved Thai takeout. But while the concept of food addiction is controversial among researchers, there is growing […]

Tidbits: Cheerios + Ancient Grains, Post’s Great Grains

Chicago Tribune, 2/16/15 (Pickup from Minneapolis Star-Tribune) A report on the latest of Cheerios – Cheerios + Ancient Grains, which is a medley of Cheerios; clusters containing oats, quinoa and crisp rice; spelt; Kamut (a […]

Give a toast to toast

The Daily Texan, 2/16/15 Exploring toast as an easy grab-and-go and healthy breakfast option.

G.F.F. merged web site set to go live

Baking Business, 2/17/15 The Grain Food Foundation will roll out its new, merged web site this week.  As part of the launch, representatives of the G.F.F. will answer questions during a conference call set for […]

Mondelez Buys Free Form Snack Foods Company

WSJ, 2/17/15 Mondelez International Inc. on Monday said it bought Enjoy Life Foods, a small, allergen-free snack foods company, in the latest in a string of acquisitions by packaged-food giants to tap into consumer hunger […]