Increasing whole grain consumption represents a major opportunity and challenge for the food industry. Extensive evidence now shows the connection between whole grain consumption and reduced risk of several chronic diet-related diseases. Greater intake of whole grains in the diet leads to reduced incidence of cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, cancer, and diabetes.
To address this opportunity, it is important that stakeholders from government and the food industry are provided with knowledge on the benefits of whole grain and effective strategies that can be implemented to increase whole grain consumption.
AEGIC has produced a handy whole grain information package. The purpose of this information package is to:
- highlight the health benefits of whole grains;
- outline global strategic initiatives for defining and promoting whole grains; and
- provide recommendations for increasing whole grain consumption.