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Grains 101

Grain Foods Foundation


The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) maintained the existing recommendation for the average healthy American adult to consume six one-ounce servings of grain foods daily, with half of those servings coming from whole grains.

Additionally, for the first time, the DGAs included recommendations for birth to two years, recognizing grains as one of the traditional, nutritious first foods for infants. Numerous research studies have demonstrated significant, positive effects of nutrient absorption, improved nutrition quality, and overall wellness from enriched grains at various life stages.

Check out educational graphics from Grain Foods Foundation as well as more information on the benfitis of grains HERE.