How Wheat Works + Help Operation Homefront

by Marcy on March 29, 2010 · 0 comments

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Wheat Food Council. All opinions are 100% mine.

There seems to be a growing interest in learning more about where our food comes from and how it is made. I know that I personally have been doing a lot of reading on this subject lately, and have been tuning in to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (which is proving to be quite the education!). I was recently introduced to an interactive tool about wheat that not only educates you, but helps people in need, and I wanted to share more info about it with you.

How Wheat Works is an interactive program designed to educate consumers on the nutritional value of wheat, and how it gets from the farm to our kitchen table. For every person who views and participates in this program, the Wheat Foods Council plans to donate two pounds of flour, up to 90,000 pounds, to Operation Homefront, a non-profit that provides assistance to needy U.S. troops and their families.

This interactive game allows people of all ages to virtually grow, harvest and mill their own wheat kernels. There are four phases to this game: growth, harvest, milling/baking and the grocer’s aisle – and each take just a few minutes to complete. In addition to learning that wheat was first planted in the US in 1777, I also learned that there are 6 classes of wheat grown in the US, and that each class is suited for specific types of food.

Check out How Wheat Works and let me know what you learned! And be sure to share this interactive tool, and more, with your kids at WheatFoods.org.

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