Marissa Garcia Hour 4

Foods in the Grains Group

Sub Groups

Whole Grains

Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel ― the bran, germ, and endosperm.

Refined Grains

Refined grains have been milled, a process that removes the bran and germ. This is done to give grains a finer texture and improve their shelf life, but it also removes dietary fiber, iron, and many B vitamins.

What is an ounce?




Used in building bones and releasing energy from muscles.


helps the body form red blood cells.


used to carry oxygen in the blood.


-Consuming whole grains is part of a healthy diet and reduces risk for heart disease.

-Consuming foods with fiber, may reduce constipation.

-Eating whole grains could help your weight management.

-Eating whole grains before and during pregnancy helps prevent neural tube defects during fetal development.

Food Label

1. Whole Wheat Flour

2. Whole Grain content Per Ounce Equivalent

3. F.D.A.'s Whole Grain Health Claim

4. Non-credible Grains

5. Whole Grain-rich Criteria

Food Label Tips

1. Look at serving sizes

2. Check Calorie Count