Helping to shape the way families consume whole grains in Arizona.
Whole grains are good for you and your family. Try to make half of all the grains you eat whole. Whole grains are healthy because they contain more nutrients like fiber and B vitamins. Fiber is especially important for digestion and helps keep you full after a meal.
Whole grains are easy to find when you know what to look for. Common whole grains include oatmeal, brown rice, and whole wheat. Look for whole grain in the ingredient list or the words "100% whole grain" on the package. Whole grains are perfect for the whole family. Explore this website to learn more and to find whole grain recipes. Remember that small changes add up to big wins!
Family Fun Whole Grains
Good for Your Heart
Oats are a heart-healthy whole grain. Supply paper, glue, oats and glitter to the kids.
Encourage them to paint a heart shape with glue and stick oats and glitter to it.
As the kids are doing this craft, talk to them about why whole grains like oats can be good for their heart. When the kids are done, they can give their heart craft to someone they love.
Crafty with Grains
Provide sturdy paper, glue and a variety of whole grain pasta shapes for the children.
Then have them create pictures by gluing whole grain pasta to the paper.
This will also familiarize them with what whole grain pasta looks and feels like!
Oatmeal Container Crafts
Save two empty oatmeal cylinders. Help your kids wrap their cylinder in construction paper with glue or tape.
Cut a hole into each cylinder, about 1¼ inches in diameter and halfway down. Using a pencil, poke a small hole under the bird entrance to create a perch, and glue it into the container. Using a hole punch, punch two holes into the top of the container across from each other. Tie string to each hole and then together at the top so it can hang from a tree. Encourage your child to paint or color their container. You could even talk them about what birds eat and ask them what their favorite breakfast is! Now they can hang it outside for the birds!
2. Kitchen Utensil Holder
After each container is covered in construction paper, the children are free to color or paint their utensil holders! Put it on the kitchen counter and fill with spatulas, ladles, whisks, etc.!
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“Whole grains are part of my family's meals because they have lots of fiber.”
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Tammy finds whole grain foods her kids enjoy like corn tortillas and oatmeal. Tammy is a Champion Mom because she wants her kids to be healthy.
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