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Nutritional Benefits of Whole Grains

What are whole grains?
Foods made from cereal grains such as wheat, rice, oats or corn are considered grain products.

Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel – the bran, germ and endosperm. Refined grains have been processed to remove the bran and germ.

Whole grains contain important nutrients and fiber. Eating them can help your family

  • achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers
  • reduce constipation and improve digestive health

WIC Whole Grains
Most participants get a whole grain option in a 1 pound package (16 ounce).

Your options include:

  • 100% whole-wheat bread
  • Brown rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Corn or whole-wheat tortillas
  • Whole wheat pasta

Check out the recipe section at TexasWIC.org.

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