The new 2005 Dietary Guidelines recommend that half our grains be whole grains. But currently, whole grains make up just 13% of our grain consumption. How can we get whole grain consumption to the recommended 3 servings a day?

Our 2006 conference looked at all the places where Americans eat, and heard from pioneers in moving the consumer needle toward whole grains at hospitals, schools, workplaces, restaurants, supermarkets and kitchen tables. During these three days, over 40 leading whole-grain food manufacturers traded ideas with physicians, consultants, commodity organizations and restaurateurs, to learn the best ways to bring more whole grains to every place where Americans eat.

Tour Conference Highlights

You can take a virtual tour of conference highlights below:

1. Full Program of Speakers and Sessions

2. Conference Summary Press Release

3. Reference materials from the Conference Binder

The Whole Grain Stamp (1.6M PDF)
• History of the Whole Grains Council
• Overview of WG Stamp program, with statistics on the 600 products using the Stamps
• Book excerpt detailing development of the WG Stamp
• Current FDA and USDA regulations on whole grain labeling
• Why FDA recently delayed ruling on whole grain labeling
• Copy of WG Council letter to FDA
• Articles with background information on wg labeling issues

Whole Grains, Health & the Dietary Guidelines (928K PDF)
• A sampling of 6 research studies on whole grains & health
• Whole Grain consumption data and trends
• Analysis of the Dietary Guidelines and whole grains
• List of Scientific Advisors to the Whole Grains Council

Whole Grains Everywhere You Turn (2.5M PDF)
• School Meals: statistics, barriers and successes
• Hospitals: statistics, successes, articles
• Military: US Armed Forces lead in whole grains
• Workplace cafeterias and whole grains
• Supermarkets: statistics and trends

Email Cynthia Harriman or call 617-896-4820 with any questions.

Thanks to our Sponsors

The following companies were sponsors of the Getting Whole Grains to 3 conference. Our thanks for their support.

Charter Sponsor
Knorr®-Lipton® Sides™
National Sorghum Producers

Event Sponsors
Nature’s Path
Panera Bread

Barbara’s Bakery
Bob’s Red Mill
General Mills
Harvest Time Bread
King Arthur Flour
The Quaker Oats Company
Roman Meal
Rubschlager Baking
Snyder’s of Hanover
Uncle Ben’s / Masterfoods USA
USA Rice Federation