Graphic: Nutrition facts new label - what's different | EatWheat.org

Nutrition Facts Labels are intended to help consumers make informed food choices and maintain healthy dietary practices. Have you noticed a change to the nutrition facts label on some of your favorite foods? It’s been 20 years since the current nutrition facts label has been in use. Updated scientific information,…

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Photo: Back to school lunchable idea.

It’s that time of year again! Summer is coming to a close, and families are gearing up for school to start! As students are headed back to school, many parents are thinking about what to feed their children for lunch. School Meals Consider utilizing the school meal program for a…

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Photo: Food bloggers visit a Kansas wheat field during harvest.

Food bloggers have been sharing their stories about their farm to food experience with their readers since returning home from the #Wheat2Bread tour in June. Kansas Wheat teamed up with Red Star Yeast to bring nine food bloggers to Kansas during wheat harvest. With a combined reach of 5.4 million…

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Photo: Summer meal idea - grilled chicken Greek orzo wrap.

School’s Out for Summer! For children, summertime means sun, friends and fun! For most parents, summer means keeping up with kids’ activities and a larger grocery budget as children aren’t consuming breakfast and/or lunch at school. Looking for ideas on what to feed your family during the summer months? Look…

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Photo: Portable meal ideas for summer - Lunchable.

Growing up on a farm in south central Kansas, one of my jobs during wheat harvest was to help prepare and take portable meals to the field at dinner time. We consumed the meal on the bed of a pickup truck and then everyone quickly got back to work with…

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Wheat kernels in a pile.

Farmers talk about yield in terms of bushels, but the real story of the crop is about the wheat kernels. Farmers may pop a few in their mouth to chew to see if the wheat crop is ripe. If it’s too chewy the kernels are not ready! Plump kernels have…

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Photo: Mom cooking with kids in the kitchen.

Are you struggling to get your child to try a new food? Cooking with kids in the kitchen makes it more likely they will give that food a try. I’ve been enlisting the “help” of my children, ages 6 and 3, in the kitchen from a very young age. Start…

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Image: Wheat's Journey from Farm to Table.

Your Food’s Journey from Farm to Table Farmers spend time planting seeds, checking for disease and monitoring plant health until harvest. Combines harvest the wheat kernels, which are then loaded into a semi-truck. The harvested grain is sold at market price to a local grain elevator. The elevator…

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Photo: Whole wheat tortillas, 15 tortilla recipes.

Tortillas are often a pantry staple and can make for the base of a great breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack! Sometimes we can get stuck on only using tortillas for tacos (which are delicious) but tortillas are a versatile grain food that can be utilized in a number of…

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What are the signs next to fields? A variety sign next to a field of wheat.

You made an executive decision for your family…. You’re so sick and tired of seeing towns flash by, constant billboards and endless pavement while you’re speeding down the interstate, so you’ve taken the scenic route on an old county blacktop. You may take a bit longer to get to your…

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