Whole Grain Daily Target Intake Statement

The GLNC Whole Grain Daily Target Intake (DTI) is 48 grams per day for adults and children nine years and older. DTI values are also established for younger children as shown below.

The Code of Practice for Whole Grain Ingredient Content Claims (the Code) allows Registered Users to use the following statements if the product contains at least 8 grams whole grain per serve.

For children 9 years and over and adults:

  • “One [product serve descriptor] serve/s of [registered product name] contributes XX% of the 48g whole grain Daily Target Intake”, or
  • “One [product serve descriptor] serve/s of [registered product name] contributes XX% towards the Grains & Legumes Nutrition CouncilTM 48g whole grain Daily Target Intake”

For children 4-8 years:

  • “One [product serve descriptor] serve/s of [registered product name] contributes XX% of the 32-40g whole grain Daily Target Intake for children 4-8 years”, or
  • “One [product serve descriptor] serve/s of [registered product name] contributes XX% towards the Grains & Legumes Nutrition CouncilTM 32-40g whole grain Daily Target Intake for children 4-8 years”

For example: One 45g serve of Sunrise cereal contributes 35% towards the Grains & Legumes Nutrition CouncilTM 48g whole grain Daily Target Intake”

Products containing less than 8 grams of whole grains per manufacturer serve must not carry the whole grain DTI statement (or any variation of it) except for food products that are intended to be consumed exclusively or primarily by toddlers 2-3 years old. The DTI statement may be split, with one part of the statement on one area of the label, and the remainder of the statement elsewhere on the label.

Registration

To be eligible to use the whole grain DTI statement a company is required to become a Registered User of the Code outlining all products that carry or will carry the whole grain DTI statement.

Approval of packaging is not required. However, GLNC will provide receipt confirmation to the Registered User.  Registered Users are required to notify GLNC of any new products that will carry the whole grain DTI statement prior to launch.

No fee will be payable by the Registered User in relation to use of the whole grain DTI statement.

For full details on the use of the whole grain DTI statement download a copy of the Code of Practice for Whole Grain Ingredient Content Claims.