About Us

Wheat Foods Council

The Place to Go When You Want to Know

Welcome to the Wheat Foods Council website. It is a one-stop source for everything about wheat and wheat food nutrition. Here you will find the latest news and research, trending topics, tips, recipes, and more. And what would a website devoted to wheat foods be without lots of delicious recipes? On our site, you’ll also find recommendations and recipes for all types of meals ranging from Tomato Basil Pasta to Fruit Dessert Pizza and everything “grain” in between.

Members of the WFC include grain producers, millers and bakers, baking suppliers, and life science companies. The Council develops sound educational and promotional nutrition programs that reach health and nutrition professionals, opinion leaders, media, and consumers.

Who are our the  key audiences ?

  • Registered Dietitians

  • Personal Trainers

  • Chefs

  • Health-conscious consumers

  • Media

The Wheat Foods Council reaches out to each of these audiences as part of its mission to help increase awareness of dietary grains as an essential component of a healthful diet.

With your involvement, the Wheat Foods Council can continue to grow our reach and effectiveness, and increase the value we bring to each member and to our industry as a whole. We’d love for you to be a part of what we’re growing.

Wheat Foods Council Presentation Jan2019

President Tim O’Connor lays out the Wheat Foods Council
strategy and marketing plan (Click to play)

   Our History

Wheat producers across the country joined together in 1972 to create the Wheat Foods Council as a national non-profit organization to promote the category of wheat-based foods, including baked goods, cereal, crackers, pretzels, pasta, sweet goods and tortillas. Since then, our organization has established itself as a leading source of science-based information on wheat and wheat foods nutrition. Backed by our 43-year history, we are proud to share our expertise about “all things wheat foods” with health and nutrition practitioners, educators, the media, consumers, and anyone who, like us, loves the many wonderful foods made from wheat.




Rachael Vonderhaar

Ohio Corn & Wheat

Hayden Wands
Vice Chair

Bimbo Bakeries

Darby Campsey
Treasurer/ Secretary

Texas Wheat Producers

Vance Taylor

North Dakota Mill


Tim O’Connor
Ann O'Connor
Meetings & Office Manager

Upcoming Meetings

Annual Meeting 2020
Atlanta, GA – hotel TBD

  • Jan. 28 – Communicator’s meeting (all members are encouraged to attend)
  • Jan. 28 – E.C./Officers’ meeting; 3pm – 5pm
  • Jan. 29 – Board meeting; 9am – 4 or 5pm
  • Jan. 30 – Team building/educational tours


Summer Meeting 2020

Cincinnati, OH

July 12-15

With Ohioans Rachael Vonderhaar serving as Chair for the Wheat Foods Council and Doug Goyings in the same role for U.S. Wheat Associates, it seemed natural to do some joint events with the two organizations. Check back in a few months to see what’s in store as the plans develop.