Unveiling The Hidden Gems: 5 Lesser-Known Benefits Of Whole Grains

Co-authored by Charlotte Martin, MS, RDN, LDN, CSOWM, CPT and Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD Grains have been a staple in human diets for centuries, providing sustenance, nutrition, and versatility to countless cultures across the globe. While the health benefits of whole grains are widely recognized, there are several hidden advantages that might not be as […]

Grains & Dairy – A Super Meal Pairing 

Dairy and grains individually are excellent sources of nutrients and add important nutritional balance to any meal; but together they create the ultimate combo for both healthiness and taste.   Milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products contain essential daily vitamins and minerals including protein, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and many more. The top three […]

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

We are honoring Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing the importance of grain-based foods throughout the Hispanic culture.   Latin America is home to many grains, so it’s no surprise it’s one of the most consumed foods in the Latin American Heritage Diet. The types of grains most frequently found in traditional Hispanic cuisine are corn, […]

Affordability of Grain Foods for Family Meals Month

Inflation and rising gas prices have done a number on grocery prices, but one pantry staple that remains inexpensive – especially given the nutrition you reap from it – is the humble sandwich bread loaf. A quick check of local supermarket prices found that most sandwich bread loaves are less than a quarter per ounce […]

GFF Celebrates Gluten-Free Grains for National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

September 13th has been designated National Celiac Disease Awareness Day In addition, the month of September is also Whole Grains Month.  The two occasions can be combined to provide a healthy addition to the gluten free diet. Currently the only treatment for celiac disease is a strict gluten free diet.  Gluten is the protein found in […]

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 Advisory Committee’s report released last month.

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 the funding behind, and potential bias, in sweetener research is hotly debated.