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Arugula Salad with Chicken, Dates and Buckwheat Hemp Crumble
Crispy, crunchy textures don’t have to come at a nutritional cost. In fact, one of the most versatile sources of texture and crunch is a place you might not have thought to look: whole grains.
Field of amaranth
Most of us are used to going to the grocery store to buy our grains, but have you ever wondered if you could grow your own grains at home? Whether you have a small space to grow in the city or have a spacious garden in the suburbs, amaranth is a garden-friendly whole grain.
A blond elementary student selecting food in a lunch line
Explore what recent updates to WIC and school meal programs have to say about whole grains, and how they might impact whole grain consumption in children moving forward.
Assorted Grains in bowls and slices of bread
A Q&A on the paper "Perspective: Beyond the Mediterranean Diet—Exploring Latin American, Asian, and African Heritage Diets as Cultural Models of Healthy Eating" with co-author and Oldways VP of Nutrition, Kelly LeBlanc...
man grocery shopping
Our census-representative survey data have consistently found that American consumers want to eat more whole grains, and that some product categories are especially appealing. Have you seen whole grain versions of these popular products at your supermarket?
Whole Day for Whole Grain logo with date
Are you ready to #SampleWholeGrains on Wednesday, March 27th? No matter how you connect with whole grains—as a consumer, manufacturer, retailer, advocate, and more—there are tons of ways to get involved with our 13th annual Whole Day for Whole Grain!
elderly woman smiling looking out a window
New research suggests that whole grains don’t just add years to life – they may also add life to years, by being linked with a longer healthspan, or the length of time that a person is healthy, not just alive.
Field of Rye
Given the widespread use of grains on our plates and in our fields, regeneratively grown grain crops have a “massive opportunity for positive impact."...
Here in the Northeast the snow this week is reminding us that winter is not quite over yet, with a month left until Spring! These colder days have been the perfect time to enjoy warm recipes featuring whole grains.
banana millet breakfast porridge
With the International Year of Millets behind us, we caught up with Don Osborn, co-founder of the North American Millets Alliance, to learn more about how the landscape for millets has shifted, and what to expect next from these versatile ancient grains.
freekeh salad with black lentils and dried cherries
The Mediterranean Diet has been getting a lot of great press recently, and did you know that whole grains are one of the foundational foods of the Med Diet? If many traditional Mediterranean grains sound new and unfamiliar to you, we’ve got a great tip to help you expand your whole grain repertoire.
chart from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans detailing whole grain recommendations for toddlers
The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that toddlers ages 12-23 months who are no longer receiving human milk or infant formula make anywhere from 67-89% of their grains whole -- a detail that has largely gone unreported in nutrition communication.