USDA Announces Food Pyramid For Kids - GrandyOats Is Leading The Way With Organic Whole Grain Granola & Snack Mixes

(Brownfield, Maine) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designed a new version of its food pyramid for children between the ages of 6 and 11. In an effort to help kids avoid or combat obesity problems, the new USDA MyPyramid for Kids encourages them to make healthy eating and physical activity choices.

The new kids' version is a simplified version of the adult pyramid which also urges kids to eat healthy whole grains rather than processed cereals. GrandyOats, the nation's only maker of a complete line of organic granola is happy with this recommendation because their products fit the recommendations..

On average, Americans do not eat enough whole grains. GrandyOats granola is a delicious and convenient way to meet daily whole grain needs. Medical research links diets rich in whole grains to reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer and it helps with weight management.

“Kids love our granola,” says Aaron Anker, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for GrandyOats, “And that's a good since it is good for them. ” he adds. Because GrandyOats uses only the finest organic ingredients in their granola, it is one of the healthiest and tastiest sources of whole grain nutrition on the planet.

GrandyOats granola is sold in convenient 13 -10 oz. re-sealable bags for a suggested retail price of $4.49. They are perfect as a healthy snack or as a crunchy breakfast cereal and also recommended as a crunchy topping for yogurt, ice cream and fruit.

With roots dating back to 1979, the GrandyOats granola line now consists of seven varieties: Classic, Consciousness Raisin, Cranberry Chew, Berries Jubilee, Cinnamon Apple Crisp, Mainely Maple and Chocolate Peanut Crisp. GrandyOats also offers a line of Organic Trails snack mixes and bulk roasted nuts and seeds. Products are available in hundreds of stores from coast-to-coast including Whole Foods and Wild Oats. For more information, please visit their new website at .

Operating from a restored dairy barn in the hills of Western Maine, GrandyOats is a true ‘granola’ company that “walks the talk” one organic step at a time. A portion of their time and sales are donated to organizations that help “keep the trails alive.”

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