7 Easy Food Switches to Get Kiddos Eating More Whole Grains
Getting kids to each much of anything can be an uphill battle, especially if they're picky, but upon hearing the statistic that nearly 40 percent of Americans never eat whole grains at all, we're taking a closer look on how to make some simple changes with big impacts.
Consuming whole grains — rather than refined grains — reduces the overall risk of stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, chronic illnesses and can help in maintaining a healthy weight. However, it's easy to mistake something brown or "healthy-sounding" for whole grains, so make sure you're purchasing foods with ingredients like "whole wheat" and "whole oats," rather than something that says "multigrain" or "100% wheat."
Healthy habits start at home, with you as a role model, so we're hoping these seven easy food switches can help get your family on the road to being whole-grain converts!