Whole Grains

Serve More Whole Grain-Rich Pastas for Healthier School Meals

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Part of the Fact Sheets For Healthier School Meals set. The fact sheets for school foodservice professionals offer strategies for purchasing, preparing, and serving meals consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Whole Grain Resource FNS Whole Grain Resource for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (January 2014)

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

This resource provides an in-depth look at the whole grain-rich criteria for school meals. An archived Webinar about this resource is also available.

Whole Grains at School Video

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

A registered dietitian explains how your kids can make whole grain choices at school and at home.

Recipes for Healthy Kids - Whole Grain Recipes for Child Care Centers and Schools

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

The Recipes for Healthy Kids Whole Grain Recipes are delicious, kid-approved recipes that are made from healthy ingredients.

Core Nutrition Messages: Whole Grains

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

The more moms understand about whole grains and the health benefits they provide, the more likely they are to serve them to their families. These messages, tips and tools provide nutrition educators with resources that speak to mothers in ways that motivate and inspire them to make whole grains part of family meals and snacks.

Whole Grain Nutrition Education Display

University of Missouri Extension.

Bulletin board displays with handouts that feature researched-based information. This teaching tool is most appropriate for upper middle- or high-school students.

Grains with Gusto Mini-Poster Grains with Gusto Mini-Poster (2011) (PDF | 2.4 MB)

Institute of Child Nutrition.

Whole-grain food is defined as "a food product with whole grain as the primary ingredient by weight." Use this great poster today!

Whole Grain Choo-Choo Train children's book (PDF | 699.63 KB)

Florida Department of Health.

The book is geared towards preschoolers. Includes a Teacher's Guide with lesson plans.

Having Fun with Wheat

North Dakota Wheat Commission.

Coloring and activity books for kids. Most can be downloaded for free or ordered for a minimal fee. Samples of wheat are available for a minimal fee. Recipe brochures are also available for free.

The Story of Wheat, For Kids (2011) (PDF | 1.6 MB)

North Dakota Wheat Commission.

This storybook introduces students to the wheat kernel and explains how it is grown, marketed and made into delicious, nutritious food. Activities include identifying parts of the wheat kernel and plant, unscrambling terms, and a crossword puzzle, and recipe. Grades 3-5.

Whole Grain Unscramble (2007) (PDF | 32 KB)

District of Columbia Department of Health. DC Eat Smart/Move More Program.

Word puzzle activity that reinforces the different types of whole grains and their importance.

Cooking with Whole Grains (2010)

Idaho State Department of Education. Child Nutrition Programs.

This training kit was developed to provide school food service personnel with the knowledge and skills to serve more whole grains in their school meals programs.