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19 Sep, 2012, 07:00 ET USA Rice Federation: Rice is an important, nutritional and safe part of a healthy diet

The USA Rice Federation, which represents U.S. rice growers and all segments of the U.S. rice industry, today issued the following...


27 Jun, 2012, 09:34 ET Attention Dieters: Rice Helps Fill You Up...Not Out!

New research shows that a side dish of white and brown rice might add more than delicious flavor and nutrition to meals.  In fact,...


23 Apr, 2012, 08:34 ET Rice Eaters Have Healthier Diets

 Eating white or brown rice helps improve diet and manage weight and other risk factors for disease, according to results from a study...


02 Jun, 2011, 13:31 ET New Food Plate Icon Recognizes Important Role of Grains in a Healthy Diet

The new United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food plate icon, released today, illustrates in a simple but powerful way how consumers can...


31 Jan, 2011, 18:22 ET U.S.-Grown Rice Fits 2010 Government Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Nutritious U.S.-grown rice can help consumers meet the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which emphasize healthier food choices to boost...


13 Dec, 2010, 10:11 ET New Research Shows Rice Eaters Have Better Diets and Reduced Health Risks

When it comes to rice, side dishes are front and center, as new findings published in Nutrition Today suggest that a serving of rice improves...


23 Sep, 2010, 08:30 ET Rice, Rice Baby!

Nutritious do-it-yourself baby food recipes for parents short on time and budget MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social...


14 Sep, 2010, 10:24 ET 'On the Side' But Not the Sidelines: Rice is Moms' Favorite Side Dish

It's rice for dinner!  With chicken, vegetables or beans, eighty-three percent (83%) of moms with children up to 18 years of age say they...


01 Feb, 2010, 08:50 ET Boost Your Heart Health With US-Grown Rice

Have you slacked off your New Year resolutions to exercise more, eat healthier and take charge of your life? Lucky for you, February is Heart...


12 Oct, 2009, 08:15 ET US-Grown Rice Dishes Up Variety of Health Benefits

According to recent research published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association (JADA), eating rice helps...


01 Oct, 2009, 08:15 ET Brown Rice is in...the new USDA Women Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)

The updated Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program (WIC), serving more than nine million at-risk, low- to moderate-income...


01 Sep, 2009, 08:50 ET Become a Rice$$ionista: U.S.-Grown Rice Provides Value and Nutrition for the Food Dollar

U.S.-grown rice is the little grain that could. It satisfies the need for taste, health, convenience, and great value -- a high priority for...


20 Apr, 2009, 11:05 ET Go Green With U.S. Grown Rice

This Earth Day, Learn How U.S. Rice Farmers Are Reducing Your Carbon Footprint Cheer up, Kermit. It's getting easier to be green, thanks to a new...


05 Jan, 2009, 10:03 ET USA Rice Federation Partners with National Council on Folic Acid to Promote National Folic Acid Awareness Week

Just in time for National Folic Acid Awareness Week (January 5-11) and January's Birth Defects Prevention Month, USA Rice Federation has teamed up...


03 Sep, 2008, 01:00 ET It's 8 AM: Do you Know Where Your Rice Came from?

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. rice industry has good news this fall for consumers who are concerned about rising...


08 May, 2008, 01:00 ET FDA Approves Health Claim for Brown Rice

ARLINGTON, Va., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Brown rice, a 100 percent whole grain food, joins the recognized ranks of healthful whole grains,...


04 Sep, 2007, 01:00 ET Celebrate National Rice Month With Award-Winning Recipes

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As National Rice Month kicks off this September, busy consumers can explore their adventurous side with...


20 Aug, 2007, 01:00 ET Mom Always Said to Eat Your Veggies, but What About Your Whole Grains?

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mom always told us to eat our veggies, but she rarely reminded us about our whole grains. That was...


01 Mar, 2007, 00:00 ET 'Rev Up Your Rice!' Recipe Contest

ARLINGTON, Va., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- USA Rice Federation kicks off its "Rev Up Your Rice!" recipe contest on Thursday, March 1, giving...


02 Jan, 2007, 00:00 ET Americans Need to Boost Their Intake of Folic Acid; Rice is a Good Source

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans are not consuming enough folic acid, a B vitamin that may prevent serious birth defects of the...


04 Oct, 2006, 01:00 ET October is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A growing number of Americans may unknowingly suffer from celiac disease, a hard-to-diagnose disorder that is...


19 Apr, 2005, 01:00 ET Rice Is Prominently Positioned in New USDA Food Guidance System

ARLINGTON, Va., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Rice can help consumers attain a healthy weight, be well nourished and physically active as recommended...


12 Apr, 2005, 01:00 ET New Research Shows Rice Eaters Have Healthier Diets

AUSTIN, Texas, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- People who eat rice have healthier diets, eat more fruits and vegetables, consume less added sugar and...


12 Jan, 2005, 00:00 ET Grains of Truth Show Rice Fits New Dietary Guidelines Recommendations

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Rice can help consumers achieve the key goals of healthy weight and physical activity recommended in the...


25 Jun, 2001, 01:00 ET The Rice Man Cometh

CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- "Survivor" Keith Famie, branded as the chef who couldn't cook a decent bowl of rice, proved just the opposite...