Heart Disease: reduced risk of cardiovascular disease Cancer: reduced risk of gastrointestinal cancers and hormonedependent cancers Gastrointestinal health: alleviates constipation; decrease risk of diverticulosis and diverticulitis Diabetes: reduced risk of type 2 diabetes; maintenance of blood glucose levels Weight management: enhanced satiety Why are Whole Grains Important?
National School Lunch Program SY 2012-13 and 2013-14: Half of all grains must be whole grain SY 2014-15: All grains must be whole grain School Breakfast Program SY 2013-14: Half of all grains must be whole grains SY 2014-15: All grains must be whole grain Whole grain-rich products must contain at least 50% whole grains and the remaining grains in the product must be enriched. What are the NSLP and SBP Requirements ?
Whole grains per serving must be 8 grams OR Product includes FDAs whole grain health claim on its packaging: Diets rich in whole grain foods and other plant foods and low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers. OR Product ingredient listing must list whole grain first : What Counts as Whole Grain?