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November 20, 2008

Helping Kids Eat Whole Grains

They reduce the risk for heart disease, diabetes and weight gain, but kids sure don't like them. So how do you get them to eat whole grains? Len Marquart, a University of Minnesota Food Science and Nutrition associate professor, recently completed a study of school children's whole grain consumption and found that easing their taste buds into it is the key.

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