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Whole Grains and Health: from Theory to Practice - Highlights of the Grains for Health Foundation's Whole Grains Summit 2012

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The Grains for Health-Foundation's Whole Grains Summit, held May 19-22, 2012 in Minneapolis, was the first meeting of its kind to convene >300 scientists, educators, food technologists, grain breeders, food manufacturers, marketers, health professionals, and regulators from around the-world. Its goals were-to identify potential avenues for collaborative efforts and formulate. new approaches to whole-grains research and health communications that support global public health and business. This paper summarizes some of the challenges and opportunities that researchers and nutrition educators face in expanding the knowledge base on whole grains and health and in translating and disseminating that knowledge to consumers. The consensus of the summit was that effective, long-term, public-private partnerships are needed to reach across the globe and galvanize the whole-grains community to collaborate effectively in translating whole-grains science into strategies-that increase the availability and affordability of more healthful, grain-based food products. A prerequisite of that is the need to build trust among diverse multidisciplinary professionals involved-in the growing, producing, marketing, and regulating, of whole-grain products and between the grain and public health communities. J. Nutr. 143: 744S-758S, 2013.

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Author(s): McKeown NM, Jacques PF, Seal CJ, de Vries J, Jonnalagadda SS, Clemens R, Webb D, Murphy LA, van Klinken JW, Topping D, Murray R, Degeneffe D, Marquart LF

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Nutrition

Year: 2013

Volume: 143

Issue: 5

Pages: 744S-758S

Print publication date: 01/05/2013

Online publication date: 20/03/2013

ISSN (print): 0022-3166

ISSN (electronic): 1541-6100

Publisher: American Society for Nutrition


DOI: 10.3945/jn.112.172536


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