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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page, where previous Sound Living episodes are stored.

Captioned episodes are available on our Sound Living page on YouTube.

Mar 6, 2018

The USDA recommends eating grains daily, and at least half of those should be whole grains. Research shows whole grains reduce risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity. However, even consumers who are aware of the health benefits of whole grains are often unsure how to find them and prepare them. K-State Research and Extension nutrition specialist Sandy Procter says reading product labels is one of the most effective ways to add more whole grains to your diet.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.