Making A Difference ~ How Wheat Works

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

Making a difference, even a seemingly small one, is something that I want to do. I also want to pass this want on to my children. Trinity, my oldest daughter, has had the want to help others since she was very small. I remember the first time she saw a World Vision commercial, and came to me with huge tears streaming from her big green eyes asking if she could send the starving in children in Africa sandwiches. We do make it a point to give to various organizations throughout the year, but I often feel that its just not enough. Then there are people who want to help but can’t.

There is an organization that I just recently found out about, and am pretty impressed with. They not only are helping people who are needy, these needy people include U.S. Troops and their families. And as you know, I have lots of love for our military and their families. This organization educates you through an interactive, online multimedia program how wheat goes from farm-to-fork, so that you better understand its nutritional value. I had no idea how many different kinds of wheat there were, and that they were grown all across the world.
The interactive program is located at How Wheat Works. I highly recommend you check it out. Not only for the education…it is quite interesting, but through the program you can virtually grow, harvest, and mill your own kernels to create a specific wheat food. All ages can participate, so get your children involved as well! The program has four phases – growth, harvest, milling/baking, and the grocer’s aisle…it only takes a few minutes to complete each phase, but the program spans the course of four days. You get to choose the type of wheat you wish to grow, and there are activity suggestions at the end of each phase which allow you to extend your learning experience through wheat-based recipes, viewing videos, and visiting your state’s wheat commission site.
Here’s the best part…whether you have extra money or not, you can help some one and it not cost a cent. For each participant, the Wheat Foods Council will donate two pounds of flour, up to 90,000 pounds to Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to needy U.S. troops and their families. This donation is made possible by the members at ADM and ConAgra Mills, two of the world’s largest millers. The Council is also extending the program to the youth through www.wheatfoods.org and you can become a fan of the Wheat Foods Council on Facebook. So what are you waiting for? Make a difference in someone’s life. It may take little effort from you, but have a huge impact on them.

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