Grain Deep Dive

Grain Deep Dive

Grain foods are one of the major food groups as part of an overall healthy eating plan. When you think about a meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you should aim to have about one-quarter of that meal coming from grain foods. Learn more about the nutritional benefits of grain foods in the resources below.
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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 ...
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In this rear view, an unrecognizable woman stands with a shopping cart in front of a shelf full of food in the bread aisle of a grocery store.

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Healthy high fibre dietary food concept with whole wheat pasta, legumes, nuts, seeds, cereals, grains and wheat sheaths. High in omega 3, antioxidants, vitamins. On marble background top view.

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 ...
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The Importance of Folic Acid

What is it? Folic acid is the synthetic (man-made) form of folate, a naturally occurring B vitamin. Why is it important? Folic acid is essential ...
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Calorie Burning Methods

The new year has started and so have the resolutions. For many, losing weight or watching what they’re eating is a popular goal to strive ...
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Intermittent Fasting 101

What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is best defined as a way of eating that involves extended periods of not consuming foods when a person normally ...
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Safe Holiday Baking Tips

The holidays are cherished for time with family, fun festivities, and delectable dishes. Due to the rise in popularity of baking and cooking during the ...
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Reinventing Thanksgiving Leftovers

Well-known for its gathering of family and friends, Thanksgiving is most loved for its array of the holiday’s classic foods. While it’s great sharing a ...
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Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and we are highlighting the importance of grains in the diet and their relation, or lack thereof, to diabetes. Foods ...
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Top view of wholegrain and cereal composition shot on rustic wooden table. This type of food is rich of fiber and is ideal for dieting. The composition includes wholegrain sliced bread, wholegrain pasta, oat flakes, flax seed, brown rice, mixed beans, wholegrain crackers and spelt. Predominant color is brown. DSRL studio photo taken with Canon EOS 5D Mk II and Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

September is Whole Grains Month!

We are excited to celebrate Whole Grains Month, and to do so we are sharing an overview of some of our favorite features of this ...
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Two year old boy eathing cheese, crackers, orange slices and chicken chunks at preschool.  Shot with the Canon 20D.

Healthy, Balanced Snacks for the School Year

Snacks make up a good part of any child’s diet, and consuming healthy snacks helps bridge hunger between meals, prevents overindulging on less healthy foods, and ...
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Schoolchildren enjoying their packed lunches in a school cafeteria


Registered dietitian Elana Natker gives expert advice on making the best sandwiches that are not only delicious but packed full of vitamins and nutrients to ...
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Celebrate National Sandwich Month with the Perfect Fillings and Toppings

August is National Sandwich Month and we’re sharing our favorite insights on how to revamp the ordinary lunch staple into a bite-worthy masterpiece. Choosing a ...
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Bowl of Mac and Cheese with chicken, corn and chives added.

Mac and Cheese Remix

First, let us start by saying Mac and Cheese is the top dog when it comes to comfort food and in no way does it ...
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National Picnic Month

July is National Picnic Month, and we are so excited to celebrate dining al fresco all month long. Check out our menu for a nutritious, ...
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