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Field of Wheat
To learn more about the Grain School, we caught up with Nanna Meyer, PhD, RD, CSSD, an associate professor at UCCS who helped get the program off the ground.
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This month we caught up with Rikke Iben Neess, campaign leader for the Danish Whole Grain Partnership to learn more about the success they have had increasing whole grain intake among the Danish population.
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Bread’s four simple ingredients belie the complexity of processes that transform a glorified paste into a towering loaf. Bread is a tangled web of interactions and dependencies. If the complexity intimidates more than excites you, bread baking doesn’t have to be that way.
bowl of quinoa
How has the popularity of particular grains increased over the past several years? How has use and prevalence of the Whole Grain Stamp changed over time? Is the amount of whole grain in products increasing overall? Here’s a peek at what we found.
Field of Wheat
Contrary to popular belief, there are actually only a few food crops that are grown as GMOs, including just one grain. And it's not the one you might think!...
Cover of the cookbook Mother Grains, leaning on red vase with dried flowers
The new cookbook Mother Grains, by Roxana Jullapat, is a beautiful ode to not only to the amazing flavors baking with whole grains can yield, but to the growing local grain economies that are increasing access to whole grains and whole grain flours.
colorful houses in Denmark
Understanding that grains can feed more people when the nutritious bran and germ aren’t polished off, and when grains reach the mouths of people, rather than livestock, the Danish government responded to wartime food shortages by promoting a (mostly) vegetarian diet based around whole grains,...
Whole Grain Sampling Day Character 2020
This year our annual Whole Grain Sampling Day has a whole new twist and we can’t wait to get you involved.
Handful of whole grains
Plant based diets continue to grow in popularity. Moving towards a more plant based diet means a partial or full departure from animal products which are a main source of protein for many. Never fear! By making the switch to whole grains, you can get a protein boost at each and every meal of the...
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Being a great cook often means working smarter, not harder. Today we’re reflecting on some of the best whole grain cooking strategies we’ve picked up over the years. With these tips and tricks up your sleeve, even the most reluctant of cooks can perfectly cook whole grains every single time.
Child and parent choosing whole grain bread at grocery store
Whole grains support children’s growth and development and introducing whole grain foods early helps promote life-long healthy eating habits.
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Since the quinoa craze around a decade ago, the question has been thrown around — which ancient grain will rocket to stardom next?

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