Grains

Look for the Nutrition Guide Attributes When Building Your Healthy Plate!

Be sure to check for these tags on the shelves when shopping to build your healthy plate. Many whole grain items share these healthy traits.

MAKE AT LEAST HALF YOUR GRAINS WHOLE GRAINS!

What Counts as a Grain?

  • Any Food Made From: Wheat, Rice, Barley, Oats,Cornmeal
  • Examples: Bread, Pasta, Oatmeal, Breakfast Cereals, Granola Bars, Tortillas, Grits
  • 100% Whole Wheat Bread "In Place Of" White Bread
  • Brown Rice "In Place Of" White Rice
  • Replace Half Regular Pasta with Whole Wheat Pasta

Check the Nutrition Label

  • Good Sources of Fiber Contain 10-19% of Daily Value
  • Excellent Sources of Fiber Contain 20% or more

Whole Grains Make Healthy Snacks

  • Look for 3 or More Grams of Fiber Per Serving!
  • Popcorn (Make it with Little or No Added Salt or Butter)
  • Whole Grain Crackers
  • Whole Wheat Bread, English Muffins and Tortillas
  • Whole Wheat/Whole Grain Cereal
  • Oats/Oatmeal
  • Look for 3 or More Grams of Fiber Per Serving!
  •  Pay Attention to Sugar:
            4 Grams of Sugar = 1 Tsp of Sugar
            15 Grams of Sugar or Higher = High Sugar