Meal planning tips from a Registered Dietitian | eatwheat.org

When I talk with other parents or anyone for that matter, one of the biggest struggles that I hear is “What am I going to make for dinner tonight?” As a mom and Registered Dietitian I have a solution to solve this age old problem… Meal Planning! While there is…

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Image: Snack crackers.

Ready to chuck the crackers or breakfast cereal due to the headlines you’ve been seeing on recent news? Hit the brakes before you toss out those crackers. Let’s look a little more closely at the glyphosate (Roundup) article that these headlines are based on. I chose to become a Registered…

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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.

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