Nutrition Educators

New school meals are important for children's health

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By Thomas K. McInerny, M.D., president, American Academy of Pediatrics
11/19/2012

Our children eat at least half of their daily calories at school. School meals can play an important role in introducing children to healthy food options, encouraging children to make healthier food choices and ensuring proper portion sizes. In 2010, a federal law called the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act set new school meals standards, and children are now seeing more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains on their cafeteria trays.Read more

Announcing our "Busting Fad Diets Tool Kit"

Author: 
Jula Kinnaird
11/20/2012

The Wheat Foods Council wants to help clear up the confusion and set the record straight for sound nutrition science on losing weight – and keeping it off – in combination with ways to eat healthfully. We’re launching our “Busting Fad Diets” Campaign, just in time for the holidays and New Year’s health resolutions. Click here

Whole grains and health: Where’s the evidence?

Author: 
Elaine Watson, Food navigator-usa.com
10/22/2012

Epidemiological studies reveal a clear association between increased wholegrain consumption and a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, elevated blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and weight gain.

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Gluten-free myth busting: There is no biomarker for gluten sensitivity, says researcher

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Elaine Watson, Food navigator-usa.com
10/22/2012

One of the liveliest sessions at last week’s Whole Grains on Every Plate conference in San Antonio was a myth-busting presentation from Pamela Cureton, clinical research dietitian at the Center for Celiac Research.

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The rise and rise of whole grain: Whole Grain stamp now on 7,600+ products in 35 countries

Author: 
Elaine Watson, Food navigator-usa.com
10/18/2012

The Whole Grain stamp now features on more than 7,600 products in 35 countries, while the number of new products featuring whole grain claims rose from 164 in 2000 to 3,378 in 2011, according to data unveiled at the Whole Grains on Every Plate conference yesterday.Read more

Carbohydrates Help Runners Get Race Ready

Author: 
Jason Ashley Wright, Tulsa World Scene Writer
10/25/2012

Autumn is widely regarded as runners’ favorite season. Colorful fall foliage, pleasant temperatures, and a wide assortment of races inspire many people to lace up their sneakers and hit the pavement.

If you’re among those preparing for an upcoming race, start your run on the right foot with healthful nutrition choices—including lots of wheat products.Read more

World Pasta Day – Hooray!

10/25/2012

Here at the Wheat Foods Council, we celebrate the merits of pasta on a regular basis. But today is the day to really get your pasta on. It’s October 25—World Pasta Day!

World Pasta Day seeks to promote the nutritional value, convenience, and affordability of pasta. Conceptualized in 1995 at the World Pasta Congress in Rome, the event is celebrated across the globe in the form of special events and promotional initiatives.Read more

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