If the food package has the whole grain stamp on it, does it automatically count as a whole grain food?
No. Just because the food package includes the whole grain stamp, it is not necessarily a whole grain food. The stamp may only be indicating that the food is a good source of whole grains. To be considered a whole grain food, the food has to be primarily whole grain, meaning that the whole grain is the primary ingredient by weight (at least 51% whole grain). To verify this, look at the ingredient list. If the food item is primarily whole grain, a whole grain item will be listed as the first ingredient. If the first ingredient is not whole grain, such as enriched flour, but the second ingredient is a whole grain, such as whole wheat flour, the food item is NOT a whole grain food. Always verify with the ingredient list if a food is or is not a whole grain item.