The USDA says we should be striving to make half our grains whole grains. Whole grain means that all the parts of the grain (bran, germ, and endosperm) have been used. In refined grain products like pretzels, white bread and most crackers, only the endosperm is used. Removing the bran and the germ means removing many of the nutrients grains have to offer.
Eating whole grains can help keep your heart healthy, reduce your risk for certain diseases, maintain your blood sugar levels, and keep your digestive system working properly.
This ‘Name That Grain’ activity tests how many whole grains your students know. Instructions are included in the worksheet, and the answer key is also available.
This free activity is best suited for a high school age group.
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