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Title:Meet the Grain Group
Alt. Title: "Meet the Grain Group - Tips for Using MyPyramid" PowerPoint and Handout
Pub. date: Updated 4/07
Includes: PowerPoint, one page fact sheet
Audience: Multiple Audiences, Adults, Children, Older Adults
Language: English
Description:MyPyramid recommends eating the equivalent of six ounces of grain products (for a 2,000 calorie diet). At least half of these should be whole grains. This resource provides basic information about whole grains.
Funding Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Developer: Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Beverly Benes, PhD, RD
Organization: University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension, Nebraska Department of Education
Length: 18 Slides
Pilot Testing: Reviewed by several potential end-users and tested with target audiences before it was made available to the public.
Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes.
Reviewers Comments: This introduction to whole grains explains what whole grains are and how to recognize them, why they are important, and how much of them we should eat. It is based on MyPyramid recommendations and uses images and screenshots from the Web site, along with other vibrant photographs and appropriate graphics. Several interactive questions, diagrams, and animation help enliven the presentation.

Since the Power Point presentation and the fact sheet contain identical information, it may not be necessary to review both with participants. The information is most suitable for an adult audience, but can be used with children and teenagers as well. Because of the density of information in the resource, it is not recommended that it is used as a stand-alone tool. The last slide in the presentation discusses how to calculate recommended amounts of food using If the internet is available, it may be advantageous to follow up the presentation with a demonstration of how to do this using the MyPyramid Web site.

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Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County
    Contact: Alice Henneman
    Mail: 444 Cherrycreek Rd, Ste. A
Lincoln, NE 68528-1507
    Phone: (402) 441-7180
    Fax: (402) 441-7148
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    Avail. in Qty: No
    Bulkrate:Download free of charge off the Internet.

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