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Oatmeal is known for its cholesterol-reducing properties, for keeping our bodies regular and reducing the risk of blood sugar spikes after a meal.
Oatmeal is considered to be fiber-rich food, and at least 80% of our school meals must contain whole grains. Encouraging daily intake of fiber-rich foods like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables is important because of the many health benefits associated with regular fiber consumption.
1 serving of Oatmeal contains approximately 4 grams of fiber as opposed to most non-whole grain breakfast cereals and white bread containing 1 gram or less per serving. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, most school-aged children should be getting upwards of 15-25 grams of fiber per day depending on age and weight.
Are oats gluten-free? Gluten is a protein naturally found in grains, and for some, it can be extremely difficult for the body to digest which is why it’s important to note that even though oats are naturally gluten-free, some brands of oats cannot be ruled out entirely as gluten-free without being certified by the manufacturer.