What is a whole grain?

Healthy Eating for Children - Children need whole grains.We all know the importance of eating grains. But why are “whole grains” so important? Because all parts of the grain kernel are used – especially the most nutritious parts.

A grain has three parts – bran, germ, endosperm.

Refined grains do not have bran or germ which gives them a finer texture, but removes the best part of their nutrition and fiber.

Also, remember that multi-grain foods might not use whole grains. It’s important to always look for the words “whole wheat” or “whole oats” so that all of the possible nutrition will be available!

If you like healthy eating for children, you’ll like whole grains!

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3 Responses to What is a whole grain?

  1. Minal says:

    Hi Kylee, if you have an insulated lunch tote, some choecis of protein would be hard boiled eggs, individual size container of greek yogurt, small chicken breast, 1/2 turkery sandwich on whole wheat, add some nuts, fruit that is easy to carry like apples, plums – bananas are great for adding calories, a few whole wheat crackers(Kashi brand), or worse case option, a trail mix bar (again i prefer the Kashi brand, they use better products). Protien Powders are also convenient. Mix 1 scoop with water – i like the Chocolate flavor from Designer Whey (you can get a small can at Harris Teeter)Make sure you are eating a good breakfast also. If you need additional help, let me know!

  2. Lucia says:

    I really have a hard time entaig at least 1200 calories a day. I work very early in the morning and only get one break mid morning. Therefore not giving me time to eat the necessary calories. Any suggestions one how I can achieve my goal?Even before I started this program I had a hard time entaig enough during the day. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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