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​​Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020: Boon or Barrier to Whole Grain Consumption?

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Webinar Summary

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 contain recommendations for diet and lifestyles for Americans of all ages. These Guidelines also influence dietary recommendation in other nations which may impact the marketing of products sold across national borders. The 2015-2020 continue to recommend that half of all grain food servings be whole grains.

This webinar, a pre-curser to the Whole Grain Consumption Hot Topic that will be covered at the 2016 Annual Meeting, will help you start to uncover the barriers that prevent consumption of the recommended levels of whole grains. Companies can develop foods that meet multiple dietary recommendations. We’ll highlight food technological issues that should be considered for future guidelines. Dial in to uncover opportunities and strategies for consumers and manufacturers to increase popularity of whole grains!


Mary Ellen Camier, PhD, CFS/ Professor of Food Science & Human Nutrition, University of Maine