Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers
In response to serious consumer and media misinformation about the role grains play in healthy diets, Oldways and the Whole Grains Council are organizing a cutting-edge conference, called Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers, for November 9-11, 2014 in the nonprofit organization’s hometown of Boston at the Hyatt Boston Harbor. The conference brings together industry influencers including manufacturers, foodservice, scientists, health professionals and more to discuss the essential information needed to fully understand today's top, pressing grain issues.
The conference comes at a critical time. During the past 10 years, delicious and nutritious whole grains have broken barriers and moved into mainstream America, where they are currently mandatory in school meals programs and included in dietary guidelines.
“Now, however, just as old habits and preferences are giving way to an appreciation of the nuttier, fuller taste of whole grains, new barriers are arising as misinformation spreads about gluten-free diets and grain-free diets,” said Cynthia Harriman, Director of Food and Nutrition Strategies for the Whole Grains Council and Oldways. “Our Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers conference will set the science straight, with strong messages and essential information about whole grains, and will provide practical solutions for improving public health.”