Eating Whole Grain

Did you know that 95 percent of Americans don't get enough whole grain in their diet? According to the 2010 Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, only five percent of Americans get the three full recommended daily servings - a shocking statistic.

It's never been easier to get the whole grain you want without sacrificing taste! Every Big G cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving, with more than 20 General Mills cereals delivering 16 grams or more. (At least 48 grams of whole grain are recommended daily.) Big G cereals are America's number one source of whole grain at breakfast, providing America with more whole grain at breakfast than any other breakfast food from any other manufacturer.

Only whole grain gives you the vital nutrients from the complete grain. The health benefits of whole grains can't be pinpointed to one particular component of the grain. It's the "whole grain package" that makes the difference. In addition to fiber, whole grain contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients that help ensure a healthy diet. A diet high in whole grain has been found to help with diabetes and weight management, and it may help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.

Check out this video from Dr. Travis Stork, emergency-room physician and host of the "The Doctors" on CBS, for more about the health benefits of whole grain.

Click here or the image above to watch the video!

Get into the whole grain habit by just looking for the big white check on Big G cereals! Cereal is already one of the healthiest breakfast choices you can make, and the entire Big G cereal line is made with whole grain, making it a great choice. Big G cereals have the brands and flavor your family will love, including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios®, Fiber One® and Total®.

To be sure the other foods you are choosing have the healthy whole grain you need, just follow these two easy rules:

  1. Look for a whole grain symbol like the big white check on Big G cereals or the Whole Grain Stamp developed by the Whole Grains Council
  2. Scan the ingredient list and choose foods that list a whole grain near the top of the list

Visit www.WholeGrainNation.com for more tips, additional information about the benefits of Whole Grain and how Big G cereals can be a convenient and tasty way to incorporate more whole grain into your day.

To learn more about the benefits of Whole Grain and how Big G cereals can be a convenient and tasty way to incorporate more whole grain into your day visit www.WholeGrainNation.com.

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Kiley's Stats

We went to the pedi on Friday for Kiley's 6 month checkup. What fun that was! Poor little girl got shots and they made her sick, we dealt with a fever of 103.5 for a day, it's not fun at all! I called the pedi at 1 am, and he assured me she was perfectly ok. But it's so hard to see your little one so uncomfortable. She looked at me like a total nut ball when I gave her a bath at 2 am.

Anyways, besides a small head cold that's going through our house, she's much better! Through all of it though she was very pleasant!

So here are her 6 month stats:

14 pounds 4 ounces, 25 inches long!


Kiley is 6 months!

Someone please stop the clock. I have a 6 MONTH OLD. What? How did that happen so fast? A half of a year old baby is in my house.

So what are you doing this month? I really have to sit here and think about this one, because you are doing SO many things that I wouldn't expect a 6 month old little peanut to be doing!
First, you are saying, Dada!! We have no idea if you know what it means ,but the past few days, and I really mean like yesterday and the day before, when Momma ask you where Dada is, you look at him. Is it just on accident, or are you really starting to know Dada(the meaning)? We are trying to learn Mama, but when I say it you love to scream back Dada!! You are playing independently by your self so well, you can keep your self occupied for about 30-40 minutes, just gabbing away. You are FINALLY taking about 1 hour to 2 hour naps everyday, which is so nice for Momma!

You are rolling both ways! This past week, while on your tummy time, you are starting to move your legs around a bit. Sometimes we put you on your knees and you look like your gonna start moving, but not yet. I hope by next month you are crawling, cause you really want to do it, you just can't figure it out yet! You've tried all the stage 1 foods and love them all for the most part. You are finally starting to get more hair, Daddy is super excited about that!

We don't go to the doctor until this Friday, so I wont have your official stats, till then. But I'm guessing you might be 13 pounds and 23 inches long. You are such a peanut that you just stopped being able to wear 3 month clothing this past weekend!

You are sitting up so well, all by your self like a big girl! You love to sit up and you love to stand up and hold onto things! You love playing in the big girl bath tub with your toys now. You discovered that your feet are quite yummy and enjoy ripping your socks off and eating your feet. We stopped swaddling you, cold turkey and it worked out well. We just but you in you little sleeping bag and you love it! You are sleeping 9am-6-6:30 pm, get a little drink and go back to bed till about 8:30! You love your little tiger friend and if we go out anywhere I need to make sure he is with us. You also LOVE being able to go shopping in the shopping cart!

So, happy half of a year baby girl!!