University of Florida Found that Kids Don’t Mind Whole Grain Foods

Researchers at the University of Florida recently completed a study that found when children are presented with options between foods containing whole and refined grains they chose the whole grains just as often as they chose refined grains. They also found that contrary to popular belief, kids would eat the same amount of whole grains as they would refined grains when they were given the option. This study comes after the federal dietary guidelines for the 2012-13 school year increased the whole grain required in school lunches. Starting this fall, schools must offer only whole-grain rich products.

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