Whole Grains

Whole Grain Resource FNS Whole Grain Resource for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

USDA. FNS . Team Nutrition.

This resource provides an in-depth look at the whole grain-rich criteria for school meals. An archived Webinar about this resource is also available.


Team Up at Home

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

A collection of hands-on nutrition education activities for parents to use with their school-age children. This 36-page activity booklet is in a reproducible format for classroom and community use. Pages 18 and 19 focus on whole grains.


Whole Grains at School Video

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

A registered dietitian explains how your kids can make whole grain choices at school and at home.


Recipes for Healthy Kids - Whole Grain Recipes for Child Care Centers and Schools

USDA . FNS . Team Nutrition.

The Recipes for Healthy Kids Whole Grain Recipes are delicious, kid-approved recipes that are made from healthy ingredients.


Core Nutrition Messages: Whole Grains

USDA . FNS . Team Nutrition.

The more moms understand about whole grains and the health benefits they provide, the more likely they are to serve them to their families. These messages, tips and tools provide nutrition educators with resources that speak to mothers in ways that motivate and inspire them to make whole grains part of family meals and snacks.


Whole Grain Nutrition Education Display

University of Missouri Extension.

Bulletin board displays with handouts that feature researched-based information. This teaching tool is most appropriate for upper middle- or high-school students.


Go with the Whole Grain for Kids Curriculum

Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition.

This curriculum includes the benefits of whole grains. Grades: K-2, and 3-5.


Grains with Gusto Mini-Poster Grains with Gusto Mini-Poster (PDF | 2.4 MB)

National Food Service Management Institute.


Whole Grain Choo-Choo Train children's book

Florida Department of Health.

The book is geared to preschoolers to 1st graders. Includes a Teacher's Guide with lesson plans.


Having Fun with Wheat

North Dakota Wheat Commission.

Coloring and activity books for kids. Most can be downloaded for free or ordered for a minimal fee. Samples of wheat are available for a minimal fee. Recipe brochures are also available for free.


The Story of Wheat, For Kids (PDF | 1.70 MB)

North Dakota Wheat Commission.

This storybook introduces students to the wheat kernel and explains how it is grown, marketed and made into delicious, nutritious food. Activities include identifying parts of the wheat kernel and plant, unscrambling terms, and a crossword puzzle, and recipe. Grades 3-5.


Whole Grain Unscramble (PDF | 32 KB)

District of Columbia Department of Health. DC Eat Smart/Move More Program.

Word puzzle activity that reinforces the different types of whole grains and their importance.