Did you know that at least half of your grains should be whole grains? Examples of whole grains include whole-wheat flour, oatmeal, and brown rice. It is important to read the ingredients as many grains are refined meaning they lose some nutritional value. According to MyPlate, “In general, 1 slice of bread, 1 cup of ready-to-eat cereal, or ½ cup of cooked rice, cooked pasta, or cooked cereal can be considered as 1 ounce-equivalent from the Grains Group.” Visit http://buff.ly/28J7DI5 for more information on the grains group!

Dietary guidelines provided by the USDA.