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How Much Grain Food To Eat

Your age, gender and level of physical activity plays a role in how much grain food you should eat. While most Americans eat enough grains, they don’t eat enough whole grains. At least half of all the grains eaten should be whole grains.

Recommended daily amounts of grain food are listed in the chart below.

In general, a slice of bread counts as a 1-ounce equivalent serving of grain food.11,12


*These amounts are appropriate for individuals who get less than 30 minutes of moderate physical activity beyond normal daily activities. Those who are more physically active may be able to consume more while staying within calorie needs. Adapted from: (Last modified June 4, 2011)


Did You Know?

On average, Americans eat less than one ounce of whole grains per day.12 This is 3 times less than the minimum daily requirement for most.

eat-3-bread-servingsThe General Rule: Eat 6 Servings of Grain Foods Per Day with 3 or More of the Servings from Whole Grain Foods

Three or more daily servings of whole grains will optimize your health benefits, but scientists and health experts agree that every bit of whole grain you eat matters. Even small amounts can start you on the road to better health, so look for ways to get a little here and a little there.45

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