Fact sheets, handouts and brochures encouraging whole grain consumption available at the click of a button!
Whole GrainsCarbohydrate (PDF | 92 KB)
University of California Los Angeles. Student Nutrition (& body image) Action Committee.
Two page handout including a chart on the two forms of carbohyrates in foods (simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates), and chosing whole grain foods.
Carbohydrates in the Diet (PDF | 420 KB)
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
Explains what carbohydrates are, how they function in the body, their impact on one's health, and recommended intakes.
Get Healthy with Whole Grain Foods
University of Minnesota Extension Service.
This school-based curriculum is designed to increase intake of whole grain foods by elementary school students. The program includes a five-lesson classroom curriculum supporting student learning and behavior change, newsletters and events to encourage parents to make whole grain foods available at home.
Great Grains (PDF | 219)
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences.
Word scramble using grains.
Healthful Whole Grains! (PDF | 217 KB)
Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service.
This eight page fact sheet can be used as a handout or a basis for an entire lesson. Topics include common and uncommon whole grains, ways to add whole grains to your diet, and benefits of whole grains.
Learning About Carbohydrates
Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.
Using vocabulary geared towards children, explains the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates, and the role of carbohydrates in the body.
Meet the Grain Group
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cooperative Extension.
Slide show and handouts to assist educators in teaching about whole grains, portion size equivalents, etc.
Nutrition Notes To Go: Go For Whole Grains (PDF | 121 KB)
University of Massachusetts Amherst Cooperative Extension.
Legal size one-page newsletter for the month of August containing tips for including more whole grains in diet, stuffed pepper recipe, in-season produce listing and advice for physical activity. One-page version in Spanish also included.
The Grain Group
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Nutrition Education Program.
Online lesson about the grain group.
The Whole Truth about Whole Grains (PDF | 79 KB)
Montana University System Wellness Program.
Explains what are whole grains, health benefits, and what to look for on a food label.
Tips to Help You Eat Whole Grains
USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.
Printable fact sheet providing tip on including whole grains in the diet, reading ingredient lists to identify whole grains, and encouraging children to enjoy whole grain foods.
Whole Grain Unscramble (PDF | 32 KB)
District of Columbia Department of Health. DC Eat Smart/Move More Program.
Word puzzle activity that reinforces types of whole grains and their importance.
Clemson University Extension. Home & Garden Information Center.
Handout reviews foods and nutrients in the grains group, how much is needed, whole grains for kids, easy ways to get whole grains, nutrition tidbits, and a menu plan and grains shopping list.
Whole grains: Hearty options for a healthy diet
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.
Fact sheet on the anatomy of whole grains, whole grains vs. refined grains, and ways to enjoy more whole grains.