Wake Up To Whole Grains!

My guest blog for the Home Baking Association on the importance of whole grains for kids…

Bread_and_grainsThere is a sizable gap between the amount of recommended whole grains and the amount children are actually consuming. In fact, a recent large-scale study found that only 3% of boys and 2.4% of girls were meeting the daily goal of three 1 oz. servings of whole grains*.The newly released 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of our grains should be whole grains so for most children, this amounts to three daily servings.

Breakfast is an ideal time to introduce your child to healthy whole grains and get started on those three daily servings. Especially since March is National Nutrition Month! Simple solutions include whole grain breads, muffins, waffles and pancakes.

There are a number of delicious whole grain pancake/waffle mixes on the market and these can save time on those mad dash mornings. There is so much you can do with these mixes, including…

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