It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that the public should consume adequate amounts of dietary fiber from a variety of plant foods.
Cereal grains provide a wide variety of nutrients, dietary fibers and phytochemicals. The combination uniquely positions them as a source of nutrition to both sustain and nourish a global population.
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 […]
Sandwiches are a great vehicle for nutrient delivery. And sandwiches also contribute only 2% of carbohydrates in the daily diet. Download this infographic.
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. 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. 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. 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 […]
Enlists Obesity and Eating Behavior Expert to Guide Programming September 1, 2015 — Washington, D.C. — The Grain Foods Foundation is thrilled to welcome a new member to its Scientific Advisory Board, Richard Mattes, MPH, […]
Grains provide overall positive nutrient benefits, shattering the claim that grains are empty calories.
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 […]
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 […]
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 for weight loss in individuals without celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity […]
There is increasing evidence from both observational and intervention studies that increased intake of whole grain foods has positive health benefits, including lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Whole […]
A study following a Scandinavian cohort demonstrated intake of whole grains was associated with a lower risk of mortality, indicating whole grain consumption is an important aspect of preventing early death.
In a study examining data on anemia in countries that fortify flour (and those that do not), researchers found that every year a flour fortification program was in place was associated with a 2.4% decrease […]
Fibre intake is inversely related to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cereal fibre found in grain foods, such as bread, rice and pasta, was found to be the most protective. Researchers found […]
Researchers compared wheat grown from wheat seeds dating from 1860 to present day. They found that wheat grown today remains similar to ancient wheat in terms of protein and carbohydrate quality and concentration. This refutes […]
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.
A short-term gluten-free diet had no overall effect on performance, GI symptoms, well-being, and a select indicator of intestinal injury or inflammatory markers in non-celiac endurance athletes.
The objective of the present study was to assess the cost of energy, nutrients, and related substances in the American diet and to define some of the most cost effective foods for providing these food […]
We identified the most commonly consumed grain food patterns in US adults and compared nutrient intakes, diet quality (via Healthy Eating Index), anthropometric and physiological parameters of those consuming various grain foods patterns to those […]
Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) encourage increased whole grains (WG) and dietary fiber intake while limiting refined grains (RG). We identified how changes in DGA recommendations for grain intake could impact nutrient/energy intake for US […]
Grain Foods Foundation Presents Three New Research Sessions at 2015 Experimental Biology Annual Meeting. Thinking twice about including grain foods in your diet? Well, now you don’t have to, according to new research unveiled at […]
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.
Washington Post, 2/28/15 New NPD data indicates a decline in dessert consumption across American households. In 2014, only 12 percent of dinners eaten at home ended with something sweet; this is the lowest reading in […]
Huffington Post, 3/1/15 Naturopathic doctor, John Dempster, provides five nutrition tips to help decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. He leverages the recent recommendation not to consider dietary cholesterol as a nutrient that contributes to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bloomberg.com, 3/3/15 This article explores the politics of food – showing a breakdown of pizza industry contributions to campaigns.
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.
US News and World Report, 3/4/15 A recent study from Greece looked at the diets of 2,500 Greek adults, aged 18 to 89, whose diets and health were tracked for 10 years. Nearly 20 percent […]
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 […]
Huffington Post, 3/4/15 Stemming from Dr. Oz’s question to his audience on defining cleaning, this article address the new era of orthorexia.
GMA.com, 3/4/15 Gluten-free versions of many foods were 242 percent pricier than their regular counterparts according to an NIH study.
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 […]
Today.com, 3/5/15 Findings from an ongoing European study finds that people who consume 70 percent or more of their food from fruits, vegetables and grains had a 20 percent lower risk of dying from heart […]
Time, 3/5/15 Vani Hari aka Food Babe lands on TIME’s list of 30 most influential people on the internet mainly for the attention she received last year for highlighting azodicarbonamide additive in some breads.
Huffington Post, 3/5/15 The MUSE school in Calabasas, CA will begin offering an all-vegan menu beginning fall 2015. The school focuses on sustainability and having a vegan menu is part of the schools mission.
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 […]
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.
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.
Yahoo Health, 3/6/15 Advice from Yuri Elkaim, holistic health nutritionist recommends no sugar, caffeine and gluten in the diet.
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) […]
Medical Daily, 2/25/15 Obesity may be caused by the additive that lurks in many of our favorite foods
Agri Pulse, 2/25/15 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack assured lawmakers he would be personally involved in writing the government’s new dietary guidelines and indicated he would keep them narrowly focused on nutrition.
NPR The Salt, 2/25/15 Jenna Weiler, a farmer and food entrepreneur from Michigan, has a Kickstarter underway to raise money for Tater Tats, a temporary vegetable tattoo business.
Reuters, 2/25/15 Additives in common items may actually promote the inflammatory bowel diseases colitis and Crohn’s disease.
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 […]
NPR The Salt, 2/26/15 Meat and dairy are under fire for being less than sustainable food sources. Will the government change their recommendations to save the planet?
US News, 2/26/15 Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a “culture change” in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts, […]
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.
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.
US News, 2/26/15 The 2015 report knocks meat off the list of recommended foods and singles out vegetarian diets as one of the healthiest eating patterns
Washington’s Top News, 2/26/15 A campaign launched by the Partnership for a Healthier America enlists celebrities to endorse fruits and vegetables.
Medical Daily, 2/26/15 A discussion on the debate on gluten sensitivity.
The Huffington Post, 2/26/15 What happens when a real-life food allergy become a trendy dietary fad.
The Cabin, 2/26/15 Cardiologist and author Dr. William Davis will discuss his new special, “Wheat Belly Total Health,” live on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 11.
IFT, 2/27/15 An explanation on the makeup of red meat, and why it’s now safe to eat.
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 […]
Women’s Running 2/27/15 After an ulcerative colitis diagnosis, a runner looks into gluten-free foods for runners.
Science 2.0, 2/27/15 A look at the popularity of adopting a whole-food diet, and the benefits (of lack of benefits) of doing so.
Forbes, 2/27/15 While overeating is not technically an addiction, it certainly mirrors the disorder in many ways. And as such, it’s the brain and behavior research that’s really providing some of the best clues into […]
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.
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.
Huffington Post, 2/23/15 New guidelines released today by a leading U.S. pediatricians group urge a more practical, commonsense approach toward nutrition to help improve children’s diets and health, both in school and at home.
Daily Herald, 2/23/15 A farro-based recipe gets support from roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli rabe, cheese and Italian sausage.
Huffington Post, 2/23/15 There is growing evidence that highly-processed, fatty, sugary food like pizza, chocolate, chips and cookies are uniquely problematic in people’s lives.
The New York Times, 2/23/15 A look into dietary recommendations that have historically revolved around consumer low percentage of your daily calories from fat.
Medical Daily, 2/23/15 Reporter looks into the conflicting advice on recent studies indicating that animal protein isn’t as terrible for health as originally thought – but only if it’s grass fed, lean meat paired with […]
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 […]
Dole Japan unveiled a new wearable device for runners at the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday that’s made from a banana, is worn like a wristwatch and uses sensors to measure the wearer’s heart rate and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Huffington Post, 2/24 Pairing baked goods with whole grains is pure genius. It’s delicious AND nutritious, folks. And when those baked goods are quick breads and muffins, it’s easy too.
Huffington Post, 2/24/15 Recent research is bubbling to examine how dietary choices both cause and treat symptoms of depression. Studies are examining dietary patterns such as the Western Diet and individual nutrients such as Omega […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Food Digest, 2/25 The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, a consumer-focused group that aims to lead conversations about how food is grown and raised, recently added nine new affiliates, including IDFA. USFRA’s goal is […]
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 […]
NPR The Salt, 2/23/15 “Freight Farms” are shipping containers modified to grow stacks of hydroponic plants and vegetables to allow for year-round healthy eating. The shipping containers are insulated, and all the systems – from […]
Beyond Bone Broth: 9 Ways Hollywood Will Halt Aging in 2015 Hollywood Reporter, 2/16/15 In his best-seller Grain Brain, neurologist David Perlmutter says a diet filled with wheat inflames your gut, which in turn possibly […]
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 […]
Chicago Tribune, 2/16/15 Recipe for granola bars.
LA Times, 2/16/15 Recipes including noodles with cabbage and quesadillas – with nine ingredients or less.
LA Times, 2/16/15 Discussing a clinical trial and recommendations around eating at least 30 grams of fiber a day.
LA Times, 1/16/15 Various waffle recipes.
Today Health, 2/16/15 A new study suggests a simpler weight-loss approach may work well: Eat more of certain foods and don’t worry so much about calorie counting.
Forbes, 2/16/15 A new study indicates that a radically simple diet containing only one positive rule –eat more fiber – might be nearly as effective and much easier to swallow than a more traditional complex […]
The Daily Texan, 2/16/15 Exploring toast as an easy grab-and-go and healthy breakfast option.
Huffington Post, 2/16/15 Explores the rapidly growing popularity of wheat-free and gluten-free food products over the past few years.
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 […]
The Hill 2/17/15 Comedian Billy Eichner, Big Bird and Michelle Obama recently released a new “Funny or Die” video promoting the Eat Brighter campaign through a humorous trivia game. Now in its fifth year, the […]
Chicago Tribune, 2/17/15 Breakfast recipes.
Chicago Tribune, 2/17/15 Local community hosting free celiac disease and gluten-free diet seminar, presented by pediatric gastroenterologist Esperenza Garcia-Alvarez.
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 […]