The National Restaurant Association’s Director of Nutrition and Healthy Living Joy Dubost, Ph.D., R.D., explains how to incorporate more whole grains into restaurant menus.
Current recommendations suggest that half of our intake of grains should be whole grains, which means three of the six daily serving of grains should be whole grains. Nine out of 10 people do not meet the whole grain recommendations. Scientific evidence indicates that consuming whole grains may reduce heart disease, diabetes, some types of cancer and obesity.
Here are a few tips for restaurants to incorporate more whole grains into their menus:
- Serving oatmeal or whole grain cereal
- Brown rice or wild rice
- Whole wheat pasta
- Whole wheat bread
- Tortillas or wraps
- White whole wheat
- Whole wheat
For more information on whole grains and delicious foodservice recipes, visit wholegrainscouncil.org and check out more Ask the Nutritionist videos for more helpful tips.