Status: Baseline only
Increase the consumption of whole grains by persons aged 2 years and over
Baseline: 0.46 ounce equivalents of whole grains per 1,000 calories was the mean daily intake by persons aged 2 years and over in 2013-16 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 0.62 ounce equivalents of whole grains per 1,000 calories
Whole grains are rich in dietary fiber and other nutrients and are recommended as a key part of a healthy diet. Eating whole grains may help lower the risk for coronary heart disease. But many people in the United States eat too many refined grains and not enough whole grains. Behavior change interventions can help people eat more whole grains to get the recommended amount of dietary fiber.
Topic: Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Workgroup: Nutrition and Weight Status Workgroup