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CNP "Nutrition Nuggets"

CNP Grains

For the month of February we are going to learn some fun facts about grains.

Did you know:

  • Grain foods are healthy.  Any food made with wheat, rice, or pasta is considered a grain.
  • Grains are important because they provide our bodies with carbohydrates - a nutrient that gives us energy
  • Whole grain foods have fiber that help our digestive system work properly
  • MyPlate recommends we eat at least 6 oz. of grain per day
  • Whole grain foods help us lower our risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes

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