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08 Nov 2012 / Press Trust of India

If the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season has you feeling like a Scrooge, consider whipping up some homemade bread, Christmas cookies, or a cake. The sweet smell of freshly baked goods does more than satisfy a sweet tooth—it can also put you in a better mood.

According to a...

25 Oct 2012

Here at the Wheat Foods Council, we celebrate the merits of pasta on a regular basis. But today is the day to really get your pasta on. It’s October 25—World Pasta Day!

World Pasta Day seeks to promote the nutritional value, convenience, and affordability of pasta. Conceptualized...

25 Oct 2012 / Jason Ashley Wright, Tulsa World Scene Writer

Autumn is widely regarded as runners’ favorite season. Colorful fall foliage, pleasant temperatures, and a wide assortment of races inspire many people to lace up their sneakers and hit the pavement.

If you’re among those preparing for an upcoming race, start your run on the right foot...

22 Oct 2012 / Elaine Watson, Food navigator-usa.com

One of the liveliest sessions at last week’s Whole Grains on Every Plate conference in San Antonio was a myth-busting presentation from Pamela Cureton, clinical research dietitian at the Center for Celiac Research.

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22 Oct 2012 / Elaine Watson, Food navigator-usa.com

Epidemiological studies reveal a clear association between increased wholegrain consumption and a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, elevated blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and weight gain.

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18 Oct 2012 / Elaine Watson, Food navigator-usa.com

The Whole Grain stamp now features on more than 7,600 products in 35 countries, while the number of new products featuring whole grain claims rose from 164 in 2000 to 3,378 in 2011, according to data unveiled at the Whole Grains on Every Plate conference yesterday.

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16 Oct 2012

America’s only amateur bread baking contest will make its home in Manhattan, KS, on June 22, 2013. The National Festival of Breads, sponsored by King Arthur Flour, Fleischmann's Yeast and the Kansas Wheat Commission, celebrates the relationship between farmer and consumer and highlights the art...

10 Oct 2012 / Julie Miller Jones, PhD, LN, CNS

In this review of the popular press book Wheat Belly by William Davis, a variety of the positions discussed in the book are analyzed using scientific literature by first stating Davis’ point and then providing an analysis of the point. The statements can be divided into four...

03 Oct 2012

The pasta many of us enjoy on a regular basis was likely born on a farm in North Dakota. Pasta is traditionally made from durum wheat, of which North Dakota is the largest producer, and that durum finds its way to consumers’ plates around the country and around the world. North Dakota produces...

02 Oct 2012 / Elena Ferretti, Fox News

There’s nothing wrong with eating white bread, says bread-baking guru Ken Forkish author of the new book, “Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza.” Forkish, a white bread fan,...

16 Sep 2012 / Healthfinder.gov

Take the time to read nutrition labels and you may be rewarded with a smaller waistline, says a recent study. Shoppers—women, in particular—who read food labels are almost nine pounds thinner than their non-label-reading counterparts.

Conducted by a group of scientists from the University...

10 Sep 2012

We are pleased to present the latest issue of Kernels, our e-magazine. In this issue we focus on the health benefits of grains and we...

10 Sep 2012 / Christina M Shay, Linda Van Horn, Jeremiah Stamler, Alan R Dyer, Ian J Brown, Queenie Chan, Katsuyuki Miura, Liancheng Zhao, Nagako Okuda, Martha L Daviglus, and Paul Elliott for the INTERMAP Research Group

A diet high in healthy, nutritious carbohydrates can result in a lower body mass index (BMI), according to a study appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The study found that diets rich in fresh fruit, pasta, and rice and lower in meat were associated with lower...

09 Sep 2012 / Janet Helm

Writer, registered dietitian and mother of twins Janet Helm posts on her website Nutrition Unplugged http://nutritionunplugged.com/ her thoughts on “The Glamorization of Gluten-Free.” Pondering why going gluten-free is the new diet...

05 Sep 2012

Baked foods can soon begin packing a more powerful punch, thanks to a Food and Drug Administration-approved petition allowing the use of vitamin D2 yeast at higher levels.

The new rule permits bakers to use yeast at levels not to exceed 400 international units (I.U.) of vitamin D per 100...

28 Aug 2012 / Jula Kinnaird

Did you know that 93 percent of Americans know they should be eating breakfast, but only 44 percent make the time to do so?
The Wheat Foods Council wants to help improve that number so we’re launching our “Back to Breakfast” Campaign...

28 Aug 2012

Calling all home baking educators – you won’t want to miss the Home Baking Association (HBA) Annual Meeting October 14-16 in La Jolla, CA. “Baking is NOT a Spectator Sport” is the theme for this year’s meeting featuring two hands-on workshops and 14 speakers giving updates and information for...

20 Aug 2012

School foodservice professionals are studying hard to develop fun, creative school meals that contain more whole grains, says the School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) 2012 Back to School Trends Report.

 According to SNA’s survey, all respondents reported serving whole-grain rich...

20 Aug 2012 / Wise Bread, US News & World Report Money

Eating on the go can do more than compromise your diet—it can take a bite out of your wallet. When your go-to lunch strategy involves cafeterias, restaurants, vending machines, and fast food, costs add up quickly. Packing your own lunch is a great way to eat well on the cheap. Thanks to a range...

14 Aug 2012 / Progressive Grocer

First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign, television reality shows focused on weight loss and media coverage may all be having an effect on Americans’ eating habits, according to new research from international research firm Mintel.

The report shows that just over two-thirds of...