Go for a variety of whole grains. 

Prioritize items with limited added sugar and saturated fat, when possible. 

Ingredient names
Lunch & Dinner
Ingredient names

You can find the ingredient names near the nutrition facts label. 

Examples: whole (grain, wheat, rye, oats), rolled oats, quinoa, bulgur, buckwheat, millet, corn, or brown rice. 

Strive for 1/2 of your stocked grains to be whole grains. 


Examples: whole grain cereals, oatmeal, bagels, muffins, and pancake/biscuit mix.


Lunch & Dinner

Examples: wheat bread, pita, tortillas, brown rice, whole wheat & regular pasta (spaghetti, elbow, macaroni, egg noodles), barley, and quinoa.

Stocking Grains

Organize them into groups using the example items from breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Grain items like flour and snacks (granola bars, crackers, popcorn) are going to be in another category reviewed later.

Due to taste and texture differences, neighbors may prefer the regular, “refined” grain products over the whole grain products. Encourage them to slowly work up to the full whole grains. For items like pasta, rice, or cereal, neighbors could try a 50/50 split with a whole and regular version and work their way up to eating more whole grains.

Check your understanding.

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