How Wheat Works ( is an interactive and educational, online multimedia program that delivers a farm-to-fork education on wheat, enabling a better understanding of its nutritional value. Participants of all ages can virtually grow, harvest and mill their own kernels of wheat to create their desired wheat food. The program has 4 phases - growth, harvest, milling/baking and grocer's aisle - which take a few minutes to complete. Interactive activities include the selection of the type of wheat to be grown and milled. Activity suggestions at the end of each phase allow participants to extend their learning experience through preparing wheat-based recipes, exploring wheat grown in their area through state wheat commission member sites and viewing harvest videos from "America's Heartland." For each participant who completes the program, the Wheat Foods Council will donate two pounds of flour, up to 90,000 pounds, to Operation Homefront, a non-profit that provides assistance to needy U.S. troops and their families.

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