Let's talk whole grain-rich!

We've put together a list of #cacfpcreditable food products, a list of WGR cereals which meet the sugar guidelines, and a guide to Identifying Whole Grain-Rich food products. 

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We know there are a lot of CACFP Creditable choices for providers, centers, and afterschool programs. We are working on developing an easy to use database for your use.In the meantime, here are a few #cacfpcreditable food products that meet your Whole Grain-Rich requirements. Share your favorite #cacfpcreditable brand item!

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Whole Grain-Rich Food Products




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Crackers & Snacks


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Rice & Pasta


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NOTE: These were accurate at the time of review in Fall 2017. Product formulations, packaging and promotions may change. For current information, refer to packaging on store shelves.

Determining Whole Grain-Rich

Whole_Grain_Rich_1.pngFood is labeled as whole wheat.

Whole_Grain_Rich_2.pngA whole grain is listed as the first ingredient (or the second after water) and the next two grain ingredients are creditable which include whole grains, enriched grains, bran, and germ. Otherwise known as the rule of three.

Whole_Grain_Rich_3.pngOne of the following FDA statements are included on the labeling:

“Diets rich in whole grain foods and other plant foods and low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers.”

"Diets rich in whole grain foods and other plant foods, and low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may help reduce the risk of heart disease.”


Proper documentation demonstrates that whole grains are the primary grain ingredient by weight. * From a manufacturer or a standardized recipe.

Whole_Grain_Rich_1.pngIf a ready-to-eat breakfast cereal has a whole grain as the first ingredient (or second after water), and it is fortified, it meets the whole grain-rich criteria.

USDA FNS Guidance
CACFP 01-2018 MEMO



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