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ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- Despite the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recommendation that adults eat at least three servings of whole grains each day, 68 percent of U.S. adults are unaware that they should hitting that mark, according to a survey sponsored by The Whole Grains Council and Unilever's Knorr brand, based here.
According to the survey, more than one fifth of the public was unable to name any of the benefits of eating whole grains, and over a fourth of those who prepare food for others admitted that they don't know what makes whole grain products different from refined ones. Furthermore, 47 percent of Americans said they seek easier and tastier ways to incorporate whole grain products into the meals they prepare.
Knorr has joined the Whole Grains Council, a leading consortium of industry experts including scientists and chefs working with Oldways Preservation Trust, to increase consumption of whole grains for better nutrition. In addition to conducting the survey with the Whole Grains Council, Knorr®- Lipton® Sides is the lead sponsor of the Winter Whole Grains Conference, "Getting Whole Grains to 3," in Orlando, being held this week.