National School Lunch Week AheadThu, 07 Oct 2010 17:24:45 CDT
National School Lunch Week is October 11-15. The focus of this year’s campaign is to educate students about the importance of nutritious school lunches. It points out how healthy food options for elementary and secondary students at lunchtime improve their academic potential and well being.
Because of its many nutritional advantages wheat is a staple ingredient in school lunchrooms nationwide. Wheat contains large amounts of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Also, research has shown its influence in reducing the risk of diabetes, breast cancer, gallstones, inflammation and several cardiovascular conditions.
Whole grains are becoming more integrated in school menus. Wheat is one of the most widely grown and most preferred whole grains available for consumption in the world. In fact, wheat is America’s most consumed grain and is also the principal ingredient of flour.
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