Friday, January 22, 2010

Journey with Wheat

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Wheat Food Council. All opinions are 100% mine.

I cannot begin to tell you how much we love wheat. We buy whole wheat products as much as possible. We have a little girl and we are really trying to keep her away from unwholesome food. Incidentally, that is really just the healthier route for everybody. Not many of us stop to think about from what entity our food originated and if we did we would find out how in demand wheat is. We should all learn more about wheat, its nutritional value, its growth process, its harvest and its transformation to the food product we are more familiar with. To do so, we should check out How Wheat Works and try out the interactive multimedia program that explains how wheat is grown and ends up on our tables. This very enlightening activity is suitable for all ages. It’s actually very interesting. It allows you to virtually plant and harvest wheat after which you can produce the wheat food product of your choice. The program has four phases of wheat production that you can virtually experience - the planting and growth, harvest, milling/baking, and the sale. There’s a phase per day, so it lasts four days although it only takes a few minutes for each day. It doesn’t stop there though. There are recommended activities for you after each stage to go further in your wheat education. These are activities like preparing wheat dishes, learning about your local wheat, and watching videos about wheat. This program is not only about educating the public though. The Wheat Foods Council has actually made a commitment to donate two pounds of flour (reaching up to 90,000 pounds) for each participant in the program. The donation will go to Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to needy US troops and their families. This generosity is made possible by two of the world’s largest millers, ConAgra and ADM, both members of the Wheat Foods Council. The Council believes that consumers will make more informed food choices if they were better aware of how wheat food is produced and what nutritional benefits it can provide. Through, this program is extended to the youth.


Buggys said...

Than you for visiting today and for the prayers for Colton!

Marg said...

I totally agree with you about learning more about wheat. It really is in almost everything we eat. It is probably a very interesting subject. And thanks so much for visiting our blog.