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06 Apr 2013

“The onion and its satin wrappings is among the most beautiful of vegetables and is the only one that represents the essence of things. It can be said to have a soul.” -- Charles Dudley Warner, ‘My Summer in a Garden’ (1871)

Onions may or may not have a soul, but they do provide...

01 Apr 2013

The sun is shining, the clocks have sprung forward, and the days are growing longer—spring has officially arrived! As the trees bloom and the birds begin to nest, the Wheat Foods Council would like to recognize this special season of growth by acknowledging our personal favorite kind of “flour...

26 Mar 2013 / Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, Sarah P. Garnett, Megan Gow, Mandy Ho, Louise A. Baur, Manny Noakes, Helen J. Woodhead, Carolyn R. Broderick, Susie Burrell, Kerryn Chisholm, Jocelyn Halim, Sukanya De, Katherine Steinbeck, Shubha Srinivasan, Geoffrey R. Ambler, Michael R. Kohn and Chris T. Cowell

Context: Prediabetes and clinical insulin resistance in adolescents are rapidly emerging clinical problems with serious health outcomes.

Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of 2 structured lifestyle interventions, both...

17 Mar 2013

The MyPlate food icon was unveiled by the federal government in 2011 to help Americans make healthier food choices.  MyPlate is designed to encourage consumers to create a healthy plate at every meal by choosing from the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and...

05 Mar 2013 / Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY

Many celebrities, including Miley Cyrus and Gwyneth Paltrow, have talked about a gluten-free diet.
Perhaps with a boost from such celebrities as Miley Cyrus and Gwyneth Paltrow, the number of Americans showing interest in a gluten-free diet has reached new heights.
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04 Mar 2013

March 4 – 8, 2013 is National School Breakfast Week, and the Wheat Foods Council is helping to spread the word about the most important meal of the day.

Dozens of studies from as far back as...

01 Mar 2013 / Darshak Sanghavi

According to USA Today, up to one-quarter of all consumers now want gluten-free food, even though only one person in 100 has celiac disease, the autoimmune disorder worsened by gluten ingestion. Going...

13 Feb 2013 / Jon Hamilton

A common vitamin supplement appears to dramatically reduce a woman's risk of having a child with autism. A study of more than 85,000 women in Norway found that those who started taking folic acid before getting pregnant were about 40 percent less likely to have a child who developed the disorder...

12 Feb 2013 / Donald D. Kasarda

In response to the suggestion that an increase in the incidence of celiac disease might be attributable to an increase in the gluten...

11 Feb 2013 / Julie Miller Jones, PhD

Noted carbohydrate expert and nutrition educator Julie Miller Jones, Distinguished Scholar and Professor...

11 Feb 2013

USDA issued a new “Smart Snacks” proposal on February 1, 2013, to improve the nutritional quality of food in America’s schools and encourage healthier eating habits.  The proposal establishes standards for snack foods sold outside of the federally regulated school meal programs.

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08 Feb 2013 / Jason Owen

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now, a recently released study offers yet another reason: Children who start their day with a cereal breakfast—even if that cereal is presweetened—tend to have lower body mass indexes (BMIs) and less chance of being overweight...

23 Jan 2013 / Anya Sacharow

Americans love food demons and our newest one is wheat. The top-selling diet book of the moment is Wheat Belly, in which a Wisconsin-based cardiologist blames the humble grain for everything from dandruff to dementia. Author Dr. William Davis advises never letting the stuff cross...

09 Jan 2013 / Wheat Foods Council

Folic acid, a B vitamin, is a big deal and this week is National Folic Acid Awareness Week.  Not only can folic acid and folate containing foods help prevent devastating birth defects but they may also help protect against heart disease, and colon, cervical and breast cancers. ...

20 Dec 2012 / Pippa Stephens

According to a new study, obesity in humans could be caused by a bacterial infection and not from eating too much, exercising too little or genetics. What’s more, a diet rich in whole grains may change the pH in one’s stomach, thereby limiting the obesity-causing bacteria’s activity....

20 Dec 2012 / Journal of the American Chemical Society

Scientists are reporting an advance toward development of a pill that could become celiac disease’s counterpart to the lactase pills that people with lactose intolerance can take to eat dairy products without risking digestive upsets.  ...

18 Dec 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has announced increased flexibility for School Food Authorities (SFA) to plan grain servings as a part of healthy breakfast and lunch menus for America’s school children. 

The Wheat Foods Council (WFC) and its...

10 Dec 2012 / Kate Kelland, Reuters

When it comes to trimming your waistline, everyone is looking for a fast fix. But you can forget about the latest and greatest fad diet. New research suggests that the secret to staying slim may be as simple as trading fatty foods for low-fat alternatives.

A recent review of 33 trials...

06 Dec 2012 / University of Barcelona

Consuming bread on a regular basis may do more than provide you with fiber and other essential nutrients—it may also help prevent cardiovascular disease.

A study led by University of Barcelona’s Professor Rafael Llorach Ramon Cajal linked daily bread consumption to a healthier lipid...

20 Nov 2012 / Jula Kinnaird

The Wheat Foods Council wants to help clear up the confusion and set the record straight for sound nutrition science on losing weight – and keeping it off – in combination with ways to eat healthfully. We’re launching our “Busting Fad Diets” Campaign, just in time for the holidays and...