Ground Cover Supplement : GC Supplement - Grains nutrition
Nutrition Ltd has been achieved through the hard work of several people, including the chair of the Board, Christine Hawkins, and executive manager Trish Griffiths, with strong support from BRI Australia. Go Grains Health and Nutrition Ltd champions the health and nutrition benefits of grains to health professionals, educators, the food and grains industries, government, the media and consumers. This may range from strategies to drive the debate about the role of grains in the diet to researching information on grain and pulse nutrition and consumer attitudes to grains and pulses. The business of Go Grains is: n to identify and communicate the health benefits of grains and grain food products; n to develop consumer trust in grain foods; n to expand the nutritional knowledge base for grain food products by facilitating coordinated industry investment in pre-competitive research; n to assist businesses in the Australian grains value chain to translate this trust into a positive differentiation from other foods; and n to increase the value of the Australian grains industry by influencing decisions consumers make about the foods that they buy. In 2005-06 Go Grains has successfully: n generated media coverage to reach consumers with the message that grains/legumes are important in a healthy diet; n developed relationships with journalists to position Go Grains as the leading source of media information about grains, legumes and health; n stimulated coverage and discussion in the mass media about grains, nutrition and health, to increase consumer awareness; and n provided information to help convince consumers QUESTIONS 1 How many serves of grains-based foods should be eaten every day? 2 Which of the following foods are made from pulses -- tortillas, rice cakes, pappadams, dhal, pita bread, hummus? 3 Name the three grain components found in wholegrain or wholemeal foods 4 How many slices of bread make up 'one serve'? 5 What does the glycaemic index measure? 6 Which foods offer the greatest risk reduction against heart disease and stroke -- cholesterol-lowering margarine spreads, wholegrains or fruit and vegetables? 7 Name the three types of fibre found in wholegrains 8 Three factors can contribute to increased weight gain and obesity -- what are they? For the answers, see page 15 website, is a self-paced learning activity in the area of food and product development for food technology students. It includes extensive links to internet-based resources. Students and teachers can also find extensive information about grains -- from production and processing to the manufacturing and marketing of grain products (including case studies) -- by visiting www.gograins.com.au/grainsnutrition. The Go Grains website contains recipes, meal ideas, diet plans for weight control and brochures on the latest information on grains and health, to name but a few. The site works well even with slower (dial-up) connections and provides a great resource for anyone interested in learning more about grains and pulses. Consumer brochures on health and nutrition topics, including many of those presented in this supplement, can be downloaded. See how much you know about grains in the diet for health and nutrition; if you don't know the answers, you will find them within the articles in this supplement. it is beneficial and easy to include more grains and legumes in their diet. Not only does Go Grains Health and Nutrition Ltd provide a vehicle to communicate with consumers and key opinion leaders who influence eating habits, it also strengthens the relationship between the grains production, processing and manufacturing industries. The links between food companies and growers that Go Grains provides are vital to delivering market signals and to ensure that growers continue to produce products that meet the requirements of grain processors, food manufacturers and consumers. GRDC Research Code GG00002 More information: Trish Griffiths, 02 9888 9600, email@example.com GRAINS NUTRITION GROUND COVER 5 GO GRAINS Go Grains champions the health benefits of grains in a balanced diet.
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