Men, How Many Servings of Grains Should You Be Eating?

Healthy meals and snacks can fuel strong bodies and minds for men – and Men’s Health Month is a perfect time to revisit your food choices. Nutrient-dense grain foods are a foundational food in a healthy diet for men (and women!). Grain-based foods are a main source of carbohydrates – the brain and muscles primary […]

Grain-Based Foods = Quality Energy and Fuel for Athletes

To achieve their performance goals, athletes must maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet, including nutrient-dense carbohydrate foods. Carbohydrates are an essential macronutrient in an athlete’s diet because of their ability to sustain energy during intense, endurance exercise.   Sports nutritionists recommend that carbohydrates comprise  60-75 percent of total calories in athletes’ diets1. Complex carbohydrates – bread, […]

5 Healthy Gluten-Free Grains

Celiac disease is a hereditary autoimmune disease affecting the ingestion of gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye – and triggering an immune response that attacks the small intestine. The estimated 1 in 100 people who are diagnosed with celiac disease can suffer from symptoms ranging from diarrhea, bloating, and stomach pains […]

Build the Ultimate Picnic Basket

Pack all your favorite foods and head outdoors to soak up some sun! These old and new picnic favorites will make the perfect spread for all to enjoy. Main Dish Sandwiches You can never go wrong with this picnic classic – sandwiches! Easy to make and store, sandwiches are customizable to everyone’s likings. Choose from […]

National Public Health Week: Grain Foods Help Mend the Gap in Food Inequity

For National Public Health Week, we are focusing on nutritional health and the importance of health equity. Children and adults need access to adequate amounts of nutritious foods to sustain a balanced diet to help with growing and maintaining healthy bodies. But, did you know that in 2021 10.4% of American households faced food insecurity? […]

National Nutrition Month

This March marks the 50th anniversary of National Nutrition Month! Created in 1973 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month is intended to educate the population about making smart food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. One of the most distinguishable attributions of eating healthy is the Food Guide […]

Top Myths of Nutrition from Registered Dietitians

While March is National Nutrition Month, making informed choices about your diet is important for every meal of every day all year long. Despite the many advances in modern medicine, we all know someone who has suffered from heart disease, obesity, or diabetes. With every advance in information comes equal but opposite waves of misinformation […]

Share Grains with Your Special Someone

Show your love this Valentine’s Day through the gift of food! These one-of-a-kind recipes are sure to have your special someone asking for seconds on this sweet occasion. Breakfast Lunch Appetizers Dinner Dessert

Heart Health & Grains

Did you know that the World Health Organization states cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally? Did you also know a 2015 study found that eating a healthy diet containing whole grains can reduce the risk of heart disease by one-third? Whole grains aid in having, and keeping, a healthy heart due to […]