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ChooseMyPlate Grain Videos
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ChooseMyPlate Grain Videos
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Whole Grain Expert Video Interviews
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The Whole Grain Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together
Collaboration is critical in terms of impacting public health. This presentation, from Robert Post PhD, Med, MSc, Deputy Director of USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and Kathy Wiemer MS, RD, Director, Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition, describes public and private sector efforts to help increase whole grain consumption.
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2012 Whole Grains Summit Presentations
The 2012 Summit, "Whole Grains & Health: From Theory to Practice" was an event to convene scientist, business, and health professionals from around the world to examine where we’ve been and where we’re going in whole grains, dietary fiber and functional grain components. This was an effort to bring together the various sectors and disciplines focusing on grain-based foods not only from the science and technology perspective, but also from the business, marketing, and regulatory perspectives.

View the Pre-Meeting Presentation Videos
View the Day 1 Presentation Videos

Download Pre-Meeting Certificate
Download Day 1 Certificate

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What is a Whole Grain Food Infographic
Whole grains are defined but whole grain foods are not.  Learn more about the proposed definition put forth by a group of experts.
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Whole Grain and Health: Get the Whole Story
Whole Grain and Health: Get the Whole Story is an e-learning CE program offering 1 CPEU for registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs).
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Go With the Whole Grain (complete resource)
The health benefits of a diet rich in whole grain are significant, and whole grain has received greater public emphasis with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which encourages people to build a healthy plate by making nutrient rich choices, including making half their grains whole.  Go With the Whole Grain is an educational toolkit that provides practical resources to help you and your clients learn about and choose more whole grain.

Client Education Materials:
Go With the Whole Grain - It's as Easy as 1-2-3 brochure
In Search of a Whole Grain handout
Whole Grain Tally Sheet handout
10 Tips to Boost Whole Grain (English) handout
10 Tips to Boost Whole Grain (Spanish) handout
Go With the Whole Grain slide program (ppt)
Go With the Whole Grain slide program (pdf)

Health Professional Materials:
Go With the Whole Grain leader guide
Communicating the Benefits of Whole Grain handout
Whole Grain and Health: Get the Whole Story
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    Go With the Whole Grain Leader Guide
    This guide summarizes the current Dietary Guidelines and USDA MyPlate, providing educational strategies and lesson plans to help you educate your clients in a variety of counseling and education settings.
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    Go With the Whole Grain for Kids (complete resource)
    The Go with the Whole Grain for Kids program is a non-branded curriculum that features two entertaining Whole Grain Heroes to help students learn about the benefits of whole grain. The fun and engaging  curriculum is available in two versions–one for children in grades K-2 and a more in-depth version for children in grades 3-5–to help you meet the learning needs of your students.  The curriculum was recently updated with 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommendations as well as info on MyPlate.

    Go With the Whole Grain for Kids leader guide

    Go With the Whole Grain for Kids Whiteboard Activity

    K-2 Resources
    Go With the Whole Grain for Kids K-2 slide program
    Go With the Whole Grain for Kids K-2 slide program notes
    Grain Tracks classroom activity
    Grain Chain classroom activity
    Whole Grain Helpers classroom activity
    Whole Grain Collage classroom activity
    The Whole Grain Heroes in Action fitness activity
    Grains to the Mill Game fitness activity
    Getting Strong with Grain Boy and Grain Girl fitness activity
    Relay Races fitness activity
    Popcorn Popping fitness activity

    3-5 Resources
    Go With the Whole Grain for Kids 3-5 slide program
    Go With the Whole Grain for Kids 3-5 slide program notes
    Grain Tracks classroom activity
    Whole Grain Helpers classroom activity
    Spreading the Word classroom activity
    Whole Grain Collage classroom activity
    The Whole Grain Heroes in Action fitness activity
    Grains to the Mill Game fitness activity
    Getting Strong with Grain Boy and Grain Girl fitness activity
    Relay Races fitness activity
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      Field to Bowl Video
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      ASN Satellite Symposium (2010): Putting the Whole Grain Puzzle Together: Health Benefits Associated with Whole Grain
      This program was originally presented April 23, 2010 in Anaheim, CA. See videos and presentations of all the speakers.
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      Putting the Whole Grain Puzzle Together: Health Benefits Associated with Whole Grain--Summary of American Society for Nutrition 2010 Satellite Symposium
      Journal of Nutrition, first published 30 March 2011, 10.3945/jn.110.132944. This article reviews the latest scientific evidence of the health benefits of whole grains, challenges in achieving whole grain dietary recommendations, and potential future areas of research. The abstract and full article can be downloaded free from the Journal of Nutrition site.
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      Communicating the Benefits of Whole Grain

      This fact sheet provides positive and compelling whole grain messages that will help you to encourage your audience, whether patients or the general public, to choose more whole grain foods.  Practical tips to help break down whole grain myths and misinformation are also included.

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      Go With the Whole Grain: It's as Easy as 1-2-3 brochure
      This consumer education brochureprovides an overview of the health benefi ts of whole grain and guides your clients on how to meet the whole grain recommendation of at least 48g of whole grain per day.
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      Go With the Whole Grain Slide Program (ppt)
      This consumer education program presents an overview of current Dietary Guidelines and USDA MyPlate, focusing specifi cally on the whole grain guidelines. High-impact visuals and consumer-friendly concepts help you deliver compelling nutrition education programs about whole grain and the latest nutrition recommendations.
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      Go With the Whole Grain Slide Program (pdf)
      This consumer education program presents an overview of current Dietary Guidelines and USDA MyPlate, focusing specifi cally on the whole grain guidelines. High-impact visuals and consumer-friendly concepts help you deliver compelling nutrition education programs about whole grain and the latest nutrition recommendations.
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      10 Tips to Boost Whole Grain (English)
      Are your clients looking for ways to boost whole grain in their diets? This nutrition education handout provides 10 easy tips to increase whole grain intake and track daily servings of whole grain.
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      10 Tips to Boost Whole Grain (Spanish)
      Are your clients looking for ways to boost whole grain in their diets? This nutrition education handout provides 10 easy tips to increase whole grain intake and track daily servings of whole grain.
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      In Search of a Whole Grain
      This reproducible handout helps explain why whole grain is important to include in a well-balanced diet and provides tips for your clients on how to identify whole grain foods.
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      Whole Grain Tally Sheet
      Help your clients track their weekly whole grain intake with this easy tally sheet.
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      Go With the Whole Grain for Kids Leader Guide
      This guide is intended for educators of students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. It summarizes whole grains and dietary guidance for whole grain intake, including updated information on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate. In addition, the leader guide provides an overview of the Go With the Whole Grain for Kids curriculum, it’s individual components and education strategies to engage students in learning about whole grain
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      Go With the Whole Grain for Kids Whiteboard Activity

      This white board activity is an online activity to help students learn about whole grains, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans message to “make half your grains whole grains”, and the MyPlate icon.   In keeping with the Go With the Whole Grain for Kids curriculum, the activity utilizes the Whole Grain Heroes to engage students through a series of fun drag-and-drop quiz questions to test their skills on finding whole grain foods. The activity reinforces the three parts that make up a whole grain—the bran, germ and endosperm—and encourages using information on food packages to help identify whole grain choices.

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        Go With the Whole Grain for Kids: Classroom Activities (complete set)
        These educational and entertaining classroom activities are designed for younger and older students. They include games, art activities and problem-solving to help students identify whole grain foods and how they can add them to their daily diet.

        Grades K-2
        Grain Tracks
        Grain Chain
        Whole Grain Helpers
        Whole Grain Collage


        Grades 3-5
        Grain Tracks
        Whole Grain Helpers
        Spreading the Word
        Whole Grain Collage
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        Go With the Whole Grain For Kids: Fitness Activities (Complete Set)
        There are fitness activities for both classroom and outdoor or gym settings. These creative activities help emphasize the curriculum message that whole grains provide energy to be active and play.

        Grades K-2
        Popcorn Popping
        Relay Races
        Grains to the Mill Game
        The Whole Grain Heroes in Action
        Getting Strong with Grain Boy and Grain Girl

        Grades 3-5
        Relay Races
        Grains to the Mill Game
        The Whole Grain Heroes in Action
        Getting Strong with Grain Boy and Grain Girl
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        Go With the Whole Grain for Kids: K-2 Slide Program
        This colorful slide program is a great way to introduce the topic of whole grains to your K-2 students. There is a slide program for both younger and older students which can be read by the teacher or leader. In this program, the students will be introduced to Grain Boy and Grain Girl the energetic Whole grain Heroes, who explain what whole grains are, the benefits of eating whole grains, how to identify whole grain foods, and how many servings of whole grains are recommended each day.
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        Go With the Whole Grain for Kids: K-2 Slide Program Notes
        Notes to accompany the Go With the Whole Grain For Kids K-2 Slide Program
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        Go With The Whole Grain For Kids: Grades 3-5 Slide Program
        This colorful slide program is a great way to introduce the topic of whole grains to your students. There is a slide program for both younger and older students which can be read by the teacher or leader. In this program, the students will be introduced to Grain Boy and Grain Girl the energetic Whole grain Heroes, who explain what whole grains are, the benefits of eating whole grains, how to identify whole grain foods, and how many servings of whole grains are recommended each day.
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        Go With the Whole Grain For Kids: Grades 3-5 Slide Program Notes
        Notes to accompany the Go With the Whole Grain For Kids Slide Program
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        Have You Heard the Buzz about Whole Grain?
        This handout provides an overview on whole grains and gives you ideas for easy ways to add whole grain to your menus.
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        Whole Grain Kid Favorites
        It's getting easier to serve whole grain kid favorites at schools. This article offers some easy ideas for adding whole grain to existing kid favorite school menu items. Source: 2010-11 CN Executive Guide
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        Ask the Whole Grain Heroes Poster
        Whole Grain Heroes teach families about the benefits of whole grain.  Available in English and Spanish.
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        Whole Grain Hero Coloring Sheet
        Download a coloring sheet for young students learning about whole grain foods.
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        Great Whole Grain Recipes
        Great tasting whole grain recipes for the whole family.
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        Gold Medal Flour Recipe Sheet
        Try these recipes using Gold Medal Whole Wheat Flour for an easy and delicious way to boost the whole grains in your diet!
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