NUTRITION CHALLENGE

 

Think “7-grain” or “multi-grain” products are the same as whole grain products? Think again. Healthier whole grains have all the parts of the grain kernel intact. Foods containing multi-grains simply have more than one kind of grain. But, it doesn’t necessarily mean those grains are whole grains. To tell the difference between whole and multi-grain products, read the ingredients label carefully. Look for products that list the first ingredient as “whole wheat,” “whole oats,” or a similar whole grain. You can also look for the Whole Grain Stamp on the package of the product. That stamp can help you find products that feature 100% whole grains.