School Nutrition

What’s Your Wheat Problem?

Author: 
Anya Sacharow
01/23/2013

Americans love food demons and our newest one is wheat. The top-selling diet book of the moment is Wheat Belly, in which a Wisconsin-based cardiologist blames the humble grain for everything from dandruff to dementia. Author Dr. William Davis advises never letting the stuff cross your mouth; the inclusion of healthy whole grains at the top of the USDA’s food pyramid is “among the biggest health blunders ever made in the history of nutritional advice,” he writes.Read more

Folic Acid: Are You Getting Enough?

Author: 
Wheat Foods Council
01/09/2013

Folic acid, a B vitamin, is a big deal and this week is National Folic Acid Awareness Week.  Not only can folic acid and folate containing foods help prevent devastating birth defects but they may also help protect against heart disease, and colon, cervical and breast cancers.  Preliminary research also indicates a connection between adequate folic acid intake and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease as well as Parkinson’s disease.
Read more

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service Increases Flexibility For Planning Grain Servings for School Meals

12/18/2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has announced increased flexibility for School Food Authorities (SFA) to plan grain servings as a part of healthy breakfast and lunch menus for America’s school children. Read more

“Dressed” for the Holidays

Author: 
Jula Kinnaird
11/20/2012

 

 

Holiday meal preparations tend to focus on the main dish and desserts, but side dishes play an important supporting role. To make sure your holiday meal boasts an all-star cast, try your hand at some homemade dressing this year. It’s easy and will give your main dish some real pizzazz – whether you’re serving poultry, beef, pork or even vegetarian.Read more

New school meals are important for children's health

Author: 
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.

Read more.

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

Author: 
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.

Read more.

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

Syndicate content