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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Nutrition and Your Health:
Dietary Guidelines for Americans

U.S. Department of Agriculture

PART E: TRANSLATING THE SCIENCE INTO DIETARY GUIDANCE

Table E-13. Tips for Finding Whole-Grain Information on Food Labels

  • Read the ingredient list on the food label. For many whole-grain products, the words whole or whole grain will appear before the grain ingredient's name. The whole grain should be the first ingredient listed.

  • Wheat flour, enriched flour, and degerminated cornmeal are not whole grains. A list of some common whole grains found in the U.S. food supply are listed in Table E-10

  • Look for the whole-grain health claim—"Diets rich in whole-grain foods and other plant foods and low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol may help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers"—on food product labels. Foods that bear the whole-grain health claim must—

    • Contain 51 percent or more whole grains by weight
    • Be low in fat

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Table of Contents

A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction

C. Methodology

D. Science Base
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  • Section 1. Aiming To Meet Nutrient Intake Recommendations
     
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  • Text
     
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  • Tables
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  • Section 2. Energy
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  • Section 3. Discretionary Calories
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  • Section 4. Fats
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  • Section 5. Carbohydrates
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  • Section 6. Selected Food Groups
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  • Section 7. Fluid and Electrolytes
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  • Section 8. Ethanol
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  • Section 9. Food Safety
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  • Section 10. Major Conclusions

    E.  Translating the Science into Dietary Guidance
        
  • Text
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  • Tables and Figures
  • F.  Research Recommendations

    G. Appendices
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  • Glossary
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  • Description of USDA Analyses
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  • Summary Tables from Systematic Review
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  • IOM Tables
    (Institute of Medicine tables referenced in the 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report are available at http://www.nap.edu)
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  • History of Dietary Guidelines
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  • Summary of Recommendations
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  • Biographical Sketches of DGAC Members
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  • Acknowledgements

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