Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Whole Grains for your Whole Life!


Whole grains = the bran + endosperm + germ + original nutrients

Health benefits:

  • Necessary for brain development & healthy functions ( great carbohydrate source)
  • Lowers cholesterol, reduces heart disease risk
  • Lowers depression, risks for respiratory disease, diabetes, breast/prostate cancers
  • High fiber content increases longevity

Whole Grains you may or may not be aware of…

  • Amaranth Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Corn
  • Millet
  • Oats Quinoa
  • Rice (brown, red, black)
  • Rye
  • Sorghum (or milo) Teff
  • Triticale
  • Wheat
  • Wild rice
  • Current Dietary Guidelines emphasize consuming ½ your grains as whole grains.
  • Consume at least 3 servings whole-grain bread, cereals daily.
  • Read package label ingredients – whole grains should be listed first and look for a Whole Grain Stamp.

KU Dining Services provides many nutrition & wellness campaigns throughout the year!!

This one will focus on the importance of eating whole grain foods.
Stop by any residential dining center to sample recipes and learn more about the health benefits.

Visit with Kelsey Fortin, Watkin’s Health Center Health Educator:

  • Tuesday, September 22 – North College Café in GSP Hall from 11:30am-1pm
  • Wednesday, September 23 – Ekdahl Dining Center (Mrs. E’s) from 5-7pm
  • Thursday, September 24 – Oliver Dining Center from 11:30am-1pm

Visit with KU Dining Services Registered Dietitians: Cheryl Wiley or Christine Ebert:

  • Tuesday, November 3 – Ekdahl Dining Center (Mrs. E’s) from 11am-1:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 4 – North College Café from 11 am-1pm
  • Thursday, November 5 – Oliver Dining from 5-7pm
For more information on whole grains, visit:

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