How can you reinforce the message of the USDA MyPlate and promote healthy choices by making at least 1/2 your grains whole grains? Learning ZoneXpress has created a series of colorful posters that help reinforce nutrition education.
The Half Your Grains Whole Poster promotes the USDA MyPlate message. This poster features a memorable graphic of refined and whole grain bread that supports the MyPlate key message for the Grains group.
New to the idea of whole grains? The USDA offers some guidelines...
Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits are examples. Grains are divided into two subgroups, whole grains and refined grains. Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel—the bran, germ, and endosperm. People who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.
The poster is a great addition to a classroom, lunchroom, waiting room, childcare center - any place where kids can learn about nutrition.