After 2012, children who ate school-provided foods were more likely to consume whole grains

Two line charts showing the probability that U.S. school foods would include whole grains and the amount children ate as part of school foods from 1994 to 2018.

Whole-grain intakes in 2017-2018 remained far below that of refined grains despite 2005 Federal recommendations that half of grains consumed be whole grains. Beginning 2013–14, children’s diets were significantly more whole-grain dense than before, following 2012 requirement that USDA school meals include whole grains.

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