Grain Farmers of Ontario at @TheRAWF … On Until November 16, 2014 #TheRoyalFair

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is on until tomorrow so there’s still time for you to get down to Exhibition Place and enjoy a fun day with the family. The Royal hosts over 400 competitions from equine and livestock to horticulture and even square dancing. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair runs from Friday November 7th through Sunday November 16th 2014. The Royal is open every day from 9am to 9pm except on Sundays. On Sunday November 9th The Royal is open from 9am to 8pm and on Sunday November 16th the Fair is open from 9am to 6pm.  – See more at: http://www.royalfair.org/plan-your-visit/hours-operation#sthash.yqx7OW7l.dpuf

We love going every year; there’s so much to do, see and learn.  This year, we fell in love with the cows.  Of course, there’s always so much to discover …

  • Did you know a dairy cows spots may be compared to human fingerprints. No two cows have the same spots.
  • Did you know cattle have 4 parts to their stomach and can detect smells from over 8 kilometers away?  

– See more at: http://www.royalfair.org/agriculture-competitions/farm-animals#sthash.6D5CoRvJ.dpuf

Grain Farmers of Ontario has their Growing Connections trailer set up at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and as a part of their consumer awareness campaign Good in Every Grain, they have enlisted the help of Cara Rosebloom a registered dietitian and mom.  On November 15 from 1-2 p.m., Cara joined Grain Farmers of Ontario at the Royal to answer any nutritional questions; unfortunately, I didn’t get there at the right time to catch her.

At the Growing Connections trailer you and can learn about the versatility of grains along with how to incorporate a variety of grains into your diet. Here’s an infographic outlining some of the different surprising products containing grains:

Good in Every Grain

“Regular exercise and eating a nutritious diet that includes whole grains can help you maintain a healthy weight. Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide recommends grain products as one of the four pillars to maintaining a healthy diet. Here are some facts and tips to help you incorporate whole grains into your diet.

    • Whole grains include wheat, barley, rye, triticale, oats, buckwheat, coloured rice (black, brown and red), wild rice, corn, quinoa, millet, sorghum, amaranth, einkorn, spelt, kamut and teff.
    • Whole grains can be eaten whole, cracked, split or ground. They can be milled into flour and used to make breads, cereals, pasta and other foods.
    • Consumers should look for the first ingredient on the food’s label to contain the words “whole grain whole wheat flour,” whole grain,” “whole rye,” “whole oats,” “whole barley,” or “oatmeal” to ensure that the item mainly consists of whole  grains.
    • If a food label states that the package contains whole grain, the “whole grain” part of the food inside the package is required to have virtually the same proportions of bran, germ and endosperm as the harvested kernel does before it is processed.” [read the rest …]
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