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The fourth challenge is to eat three more servings of whole grains each day. We clarify the definitions and decode the labels so you will know exactly what you're eating and, well, approximately how much. Is "brown" bread whole-grain? Well, sometimes...

Decoding Whole-Grain Food Labeling

How can you tell if a product is really a whole-grain food? Stick to the ingredient list for the answer, and find 37 common products here and see if they pass our whole-grain test. By Sidney Fry, MS, RD

Whole-Grain Food Labeling

Whole-Grain Food Labeling

Walk through any supermarket and you’ll find an array of whole-grain claims on packages. But how can you tell if a product is really a whole-grain food? We’ve done the homework for you, and we've learned to always focus on the ingredient list, and not on the often-confusing health claims on the front of the package. We’ve selected some common products—crackers, chips, popcorn, cereal, baking mixes, breads, and more—and evaluated whether they’re a whole-grain food or not. Our explanations for each will help you to evaluate some of your favorite products yourself to see if they pass the whole-grains test.

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