Background Information

Whole Grains

Clemson University Extension. Home & Garden Information Center.

Handout reviews foods and nutrients in the grains group, how much is needed, whole grains for kids, easy ways to get whole grains, nutrition tidbits, and a menu plan and grains shopping list.


Serve More Whole Grains (PDF | 2.22 MB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides guidance on how to recognize and introduce whole grains into a school meals program.


Why is it Important to Eat Grains, Especially Whole Grains?

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

People who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. View this portion of the MyPlate web site for more information.


Whole Grains Fact Sheet

International Food Information Council.

An in-depth look into the background, functional components, innovations, and role of whole grains.


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

National Food Service Management Institute.


Have You Heard the Buzz about Whole Grain?

Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition.

This handout provides an overview on whole grains and gives you ideas for easy ways to add whole grain to your menus.