New Study Finds No Relationship Between High Intake of Refined Grain Foods and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

September 30, 2022 Grain Foods Foundation

A new study recently published Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine reveals that consuming high intakes of refined grain foods does not increase one’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease, heart attack, heart failure, or stroke. The study also calls for reflection on the Western dietary pattern and its consideration in future dietary recommendations.

Grain Foods Foundation Announces the Launch of “Better Together” Campaign

April 14, 2022 Grain Foods Foundation

With the “Better Together” campaign, GFF will deliver simple ways Americans can easily adopt both whole and enriched grain food products healthfully into their diets – maximizing flavor, variety and nutrition opportunities. “Better Together” inspires grains, as well as whole-plate combinations, that include carbohydrates, dietary fiber, several B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folic acid), and minerals (iron, magnesium, and selenium).

Grain Foods Foundation Appoints Erin E. Ball as Acting Executive Director

February 1, 2022 Grain Foods Foundation

The Grain Foods Foundation (GFF) is pleased to announce that Erin E. Ball, longtime Director of Public Relations and Science for the Foundation, has been named Acting Executive Director by GFF’s board of directors. In this role, Ms. Ball succeeds Christine Cochran, who is departing GFF to become president and chief executive officer of SNAC International. Ms. Ball will lead the Grain Foods Foundation while the board conducts a search to identify and name a permanent CEO.

Grain Foods Foundation Welcomes Gut Microbiome Expert Stephen Lindemann, PhD, to Scientific Advisory Board

October 7, 2021 Grain Foods Foundation

The Grain Foods Foundation announced the addition of Stephen Lindemann, PhD, to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Lindemann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science and a Courtesy Professor in the Departments of Nutrition Science and Biological Sciences at Purdue University.

Reduced Refined Grain Consumption Can Contribute to a Lack of Nutrients for Americans

September 30, 2021 Grain Foods Foundation

A study recently published in Frontiers in Nutrition, a peer-reviewed medical journal of nutritional science, has found that removing a specific percentage of enriched refined grain foods from the average American diet can result in the failure to meet the recommended amount of several important nutrients; including dietary fiber, iron, and magnesium.