Promote Whole Grains

When serving grains (like bread, crackers, and cereals), serve whole grains.

About this goal

When serving grains (like bread, crackers, and cereal), serve whole grains! Read the nutrition labels and choose foods that list a whole grain first, like whole wheat, barley, oats, or rye.

Whole grains contain fiber, vitamin E, and healthy fats. They help keep your blood sugar under control, arteries clear, and make you feel full longer. Refined “white” flour and sugar do not have the health benefits of whole grains.

Help introduce kids to new and low-cost whole-grain foods like whole-wheat pita bread, whole-wheat crackers, and cereals (with less than 5g of sugar per serving).

Talk to kids about the grains they eat at home and identify which of them are whole grains.

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