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Newsbite: Creating a Healthful Food Environment with Whole Grains

Issue March 2012

The 2012 Whole Grain Summit: From Theory to Practice is an event designed to convene science, business, and health professionals from around the world to examine “where we’ve been and where we’re going” in the area of research on whole grains, dietary fiber and functional grain components. The event will be held May 20-22, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The time is now for these important discussions on whole grains & health. Topics will include whole grain content labeling, a coordinated research strategy, business & economic opportunities in whole grains, and a view of the consumer landscape. The event organizers hope that outcomes lead to easier/wider consumer access to nutritious whole grain-based foods.

Sylvia Escott-Stump, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics president and Roger Clemens, IFT president, will be delivering the opening keynote address to highlight the importance of both food technologists and health professionals in creating a healthful food environment for all. The Summit is designed to provide health professionals an opportunity to bring their voice and to share their view of the research, regulatory, and/or consumer landscape as it relates to whole grains. The summit can provide an opportunity to learn more about whole grains.


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