Whole Grains On The Go

Can't stand the blandness of oatmeal? Do your kids refuse to eat anything but refined white bread? You're not alone. A recent survey undertaken by the NPD Group found that only 4% of Americans consume the recommended amount of grain products each day. A nationally representative sample of 2,106 adults participated, and although 98% reported getting at least one serving of grains a day, dietary guidelines recommend 6 servings including 3 from whole grains.

The Bigger Picture: On a positive note, whole grain consumption has increased 20% since 2005, although this total accounts for only 11% of all grain product consumption. If you don't have time to make a bowl of oatmeal or toast a couple slices of whole grain bread, ON's Natural 100% Oats & Whey mixes up easily into a rich, delicious shake that provides about the same amount of fiber from whole grains as a big bowl of oatmeal. It's a very portable nutritional convenience and clean up's a snap!
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