Getting in your 3 -5 Servings of Whole Grains Each Day

The USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2010 recommended consuming a minimum of 3 servings of whole grains per day.  I do my best each day to get a minimum of 5 servings of whole grains per day.

Begin today and start getting your minimum 3 -5 servings in.  I try to get all all my grains in as whole grains.  Do your best and remember every step in the right direction adds up and moves you towards a healthier life.

The 2010 the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended different amounts of calories and foods according to your age and activity level.  For everyone age 9 and up, this means eating 3 to 5 servings or more of whole grains every day.

The good news is that whole grains are filling, delicious and satisfying, and it’s not hard to get your recommended servings in each day.

U.S. Grain Recommendations Guidelines

According to the U.S. Guidelines, the Whole Grains figure [the first number for each age/gender group, in the table below] “is the minimum suggested amount of whole grains to consume… More whole grains up to all of the grains recommended [the second number for each age/gender group] may be selected, with offsetting decreases in the amounts of other (enriched) grains.”

age girls / women
boys / men
2-3 1.5 to 3 1.5 to 3
4-8 2 to 4 2.5 to 5
9-13 3 to 5 3 to 6
14-18 3 to 6 3.5 to 7
19-30 3 to 6 4 to 8
31-50 3 to 6 3.5 to 7
51+ 3 to 5 3 to 6

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