The research, education and outreach arm of the wheat industry has joined forces with USDA’s chief nutrition guidance initiative to promote resources for a healthy diet.

The National Wheat Foundation is the newest national strategic partner with MyPlate and USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. The more than 130 partners are charged with spreading messaging in line with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government’s nutrition guidance. 

“We are looking forward to working with MyPlate as we help educate [about] the benefits wheat can have in a person’s diet by empowering individuals to make informed dietary choices,” NWF Chairman Bernard Peterson said in a statement. “By teaching people about the benefits of incorporating wheat into their eating habits, we have the opportunity to positively impact their lives and foster a healthier future for everyone.”

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MyPlate messaging is consistent with the advice offered in the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables, vary your proteins, move to low-fat or fat-free dairy options, and make half your grains whole grains.

The Wheat Foods Council and National Pasta Association also are among the current roster of strategic partners, along with grocery giants like Safeway, commodity checkoff programs and several medical entities.

The guidelines are updated every five years, with the next slate of recommendations due to be finalized in 2025.

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