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are the fuel for growing minds and bodies. Kids need to start off the day
with an excellent source of grains, which provide carbohydrates that the
body converts for energy. Eggs or fruit or dairy alone in the AM won't cut
it. Whole grains where the fibrous bran (outer-layer) of grains have
not been removed through processing, are most nutritious. They can easily
be found in the following:
With all the recent media attention surrounding colon cancer and its prevention,
why not help your kids develop an appreciation for whole grains as a delicious
source of fiber when they're young? Eating whole grains is a healthy habit
that will benefit your whole family
physically and gastronomically!
A Grain a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
visit to the grain section of a health food store offers a plethora of
new items for family exploration. Why not take the kids on 'The Great
Grain Scavenger Hunt?' Here's how it works:
Fold each paper so the names are on the inside of the folds and place
them in a cup.
Now you're off to the health food store. The mission: each child should
select the following two forms of their grain(s):
food or mix (chips, pancake mix, breakfast cereal) that has their grain
as an ingredient
Have your family vote on their preferences: the highest voted grains should
become new grain staples for the family!