News & Events


Find out where we’ve been and where we’re headed. Grains for Health Foundation events are many. Follow us to the Whole Grains Summit or find out where we’ll hold our next K12 healthy school lunches event.

Healthy Solutions for Food Barley Uses Short Course

Since the FDA in 2006 permitted food barley products to carry the health claim recognizing the positive effects of β-glucan soluble fiber, attention to barley as an ingredient has increased in the U.S. and internationally.  As a result of this growing attention, many additional health benefits of food barley have been revealed.


2012 Whole Grains Summit: From Theory to Practice

The Whole Grains Summit was an event designed to explore and facilitate the grain community's role in improving the health of the food supply. It took place at the Hilton in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 20-22, 2012, with a pre-meeting session on Saturday, May 19th.


5th International Dietary Fibre Conference - DF2012

GHF is proud to endorse the 5th International Dietary Fibre Conference - DF2012.


International Congress of Dietetics 2012 in Sydney, Australia

The Congress Program will provide delegates with a variety of topics in diverse dietetic practice areas. Delegates will explore the theme – LEAP: Leadership, Evidence and Advancing Practice through an exciting program. Sessions will consist of lectures by high profile international speakers, interactive workshops, seminars and a wide range of submitted papers.


Grains for Health Foundation 2011 Research Preview

On September 15-16, 2011, the Grains for Health Foundation delivered a cutting edge event which delved into recent research in the area of grains and health.


First International Whole Grain Foods Development Forum, Beijing, April 2011

The Grains for Health Foundation collaborated with China's Center for Public Nutrition and Development (PNDC) and the Whole Grains Council to host the 1st International Whole Grain Foods Development Forum in Beijing, China.


Grains for Health Foundation 2010 Research Preview

On September 16-17, 2010, the Grains for Health Foundation and AACCI hosted the first annual Research Preview, Friend-Raising, and Award Dinner.


June 2010 Meeting

On June 2-3, 2010, the entire supply chain for schools met for the first time under one roof at The Depot in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


November 2009 - School Nutrition Workshop

This two-day conference, held November 11-12, 2009, focused on understanding the food supply chain to help improve child health.


September 2009 - GHF at AACCI Annual Meeting

On September 13-16, 2009, the Grains for Health Foundation participated in the American Association of Cereal Chemist's International (AACCI) Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.


June 2008 Meeting

On June 2-3, 2008, the Institute for Healthy Grain Research (IGHR) convened a two-day facilitated planning meeting to bring together professionals in the food industry, academic researchers, national nonprofits focusing on food served in schools, and federal agencies responsible for setting regulations about food in schools.


December 2008 Meeting

On December 2-3, 2008, the Grains for Health Foundation hosted a 2-day conference that convened experts from various sectors of the grain supply chain to discuss strategies for increasing whole grain foods in school meals.