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Please keep your line muted.

  • If you wish to ask a question you can use the chat feature found in the lower right section of your screen.
  • For audio call the number provided in your email notice

The Webinar Begins at:

8:30 am on Tuesday April 24th

2:00 pm on Thursday April 26th

Oregon Department of Education – Child Nutrition Programs

the grains component of the new meal pattern
The Grains Component of the New Meal Pattern
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Oregon Department of Education – Child Nutrition Programs

the final rule requires most schools to increase the availability of fruits vegetables whole grains
“The final rule requires most schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains…..”
5 components for lunch
5 Components for Lunch
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Grains
  • Meat/Meat Alternate
  • Milk
6 or 7 day school week
6 or 7 Day School Week
  • Increase weekly grains by 20% for each day more than 5

3 or 4 Day School Week

  • Decrease weekly grains by 20% for each day less than 5
why focus on whole grain rich foods
Why Focus on Whole Grain-Rich Foods?
  • Eating whole grains in nutrient dense forms may lower body weight and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Developing healthy eating habits as a child may influence eating habits as an adult.
whole grain definition
Whole Grain Definition
  • Whole grains consist of the entire grain seed or kernel.
  • The kernel has 3 parts
    • Bran
    • Germ
    • Endosperm
definition of whole grain rich
Definition of Whole-Grain Rich
  • To receive credit the whole grain rich food must contain at least 50% whole grains and the remaining grain content of the product must be enriched.
final rule guidance on whole grains
Final Rule Guidance on Whole Grains
  • Menu planners must use the following 2 elements to evaluate grain products
element 1
Element #1
  • A serving of the food item must meet the portion size requirements for the Grains/Bread component as defined in the Food Buying Guide or other guidance provided by USDA.
element 2
Element #2

A food must meet at least 1 of the following:a. The whole grains per serving must be > 8 grams.

  • The product includes the Food and Drug Administration health claim
  • Product Ingredients lists whole grain first
product ingredient list
Product Ingredient List
  • Non-mixed dishes whole grains must be the primary ingredient by weight
    • A whole grain is the first ingredient on the list
  • Mixed dishes whole grains must be the primary grain ingredient.
    • A whole grain is the first grain ingredient on the list.
common names for whole grains
Common names for whole grains
  • The word “whole” listed before the grain
  • The words berries (i.e. wheat berries) and groats (i.e. buckwheat groats.)
  • Rolled oats including old fashioned, quick cooking and instant oatmeal
  • Graham flour
  • Brown rice, brown rice flour and wild rice
fda standards of identity
FDA Standards of Identity
  • Cracked wheat
  • Crushed wheat
  • Graham flour
  • Entire-wheat flour
  • Bromated wheat flour
  • Whole Durum wheat flour
less commonly used whole grains
Less Commonly Used Whole Grains

Whole Millet

Whole Amaranth

Whole Quinoa

Whole Buckwheat

less commonly used whole grains23
Less Commonly Used Whole Grains

Whole Sorghum

Whole Spelt

WholeTriticale

Whole Teff

grains that can be tricky
Grains that can be tricky!
  • White whole wheat flour (Yes)
  • Degerminated cornmeal (No)
  • Long-grain white rice (No)
  • Grits (Maybe)
  • Semolina (No)
  • Pearled Barley (No)
  • Couscous (Maybe)
  • Flaxseed (No)
beware of misleading terminology
Beware of Misleading Terminology
  • Made with whole grains
  • 100% wheat
  • Multi-grain
  • Contains whole grain
  • Cracked Wheat Bread
  • Made with Whole Wheat
grain based desserts
Grain-Based Desserts
  • Only two creditable grain-based desserts allowed at lunch per school week
  • major source of solid fats and added sugars according to the 2010 Dietary guidelines for Americans
grains formulated grain fruit
Grains: Formulated Grain-Fruit
  • What is a formulated grain-fruit product?
    • Highly fortified grain product
    • Creditable as both a grain and fruit serving
    • Required specific FNS approval
  • This change does not prohibit
    • Energy, granola, cereal, or breakfast bars

(with or without fruit pieces or spread)

    • Fortified cereal or cereals with fruit pieces
usda foods helping schools meet new requirements
USDA Foods – Helping Schools Meet New Requirements
  • Whole grains meet WGR (>50%) requirement
  • Pastas
  • Brown Rice – regular or par-boiled 25# bags
  • Rolled oats
  • Tortillas
  • Pancakes
  • Whole kernel corn for further processing
  • Whole wheat flour
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USDA and the National Food Service Management Institute are developing technical assistance resources and training to help school foodservice staff improve menus, order appropriate foods to meet the new meal requirements, and control costs while maintaining quality.

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The Child Nutrition Labeling Program is being updated to report whole grain-rich contributions to the grains component.
resources
Resources
  • NFSMI Whole Grains in Child Nutrition Programs
  • Culinary Techniques for Healthy School Meals
  • HUSSC Whole Grains Resource
  • Team Nutrition Website
  • www.MyPlate.gov
  • Whole Grains Council
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In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).   USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.