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My children don't like whole wheat bread. How do I get my children to eat more whole grains?

Whole grains are found in many foods besides bread. Here are a few simple tips to encourage your child to eat more whole grains:

  • Set a good example for children by eating whole grains with meals or as snacks.
  • Let children select and help prepare a whole grain side dish.
  • Teach older children to read the ingredient list on cereals or snack food packages and choose those with whole grains at the top of the list.


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Jo Britt-Rankin, Ph.D., Associate Dean, State Specialist, Associate Professor, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri Extension










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