Whole Grains

Whole grains and whole grain ingredients provide several health benefits and are recommendedin the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans published by the FDA and USDA. You can find out more below or by reading The Whole Story On Whole Grains article in our resource center.

Whole Grain Benefits

  • Play a role in reducing risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers when consumed as part of a diet low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol
  • Rich in fiber to support a kid’s healthy digestive systems.
  • Flavorful

How do you know you're getting a really good whole grain?
Whole grains have three layers.

  1. The outer layer (bran) contains up to 80% of the grains total nutritional value, including B vitamins and fiber.

  2. The middle layer (endosperm) contains protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

  3. The small inner core (germ) contains highly concentrated B vitamins, antioxidant vitamin E, protein, trace minerals, unsaturated fats, and phytochemicals


Eating Whole Grain

The FDA recommends children 2-8 years old consume 3-5 oz equivalent per day from the grain group 1/2 of those oz servings should be whole grain. (Source: www.choosemyplate.gov )

Look for the Whole Grain stamp on specially marked Earth's Best products.

Earth's Best Whole Grain Products

Look for the stamp on specially marked products.