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Celebrate Whole Grains Month in September

September is Whole Grains Month and every year the Oldways Whole Grains Council celebrates with special events and promotions. This year we'll be running an Instagram photo contest throughout the entire month of September.

Our 2016 contest theme will be #SpotWholeGrains Away From Home. Each day we'll feature a new whole grain restaurant item on our Instagram account (@Oldways_PT), and encourage others to #SpotWholeGrains wherever they're eating out. We'll regram some of our favorites – and each week we'll select a winner to receive a gift card to a leading restaurant serving whole grain options, as well as a whole grain cookbook. 

See official contest rules here.

Participants who share where they #SpotWholeGrains away from home will be entered to win a gift card for one of these restaurants:

California Pizza Kitchen: whole grain menu items include the Quinoa + Arugula salad, a Hearth-Roasted Halibut served with butternut squash farro and baby kale, a multigrain penne option for pasta dishes, and a whole wheat crust option for pizzas

Maggiano's Little Italy: whole grain pasta is available for most pasta dishes

Subway: 9-Grain Wheat and 9-Grain Honey Oat breads are available for all sandwiches, and deliver 24g of whole grains per serving

Pret: plentiful whole grain options, including a Thai Chicken Power Lunch on a bed of lentils a quinoa, a Grains and Greens salad with quinoa, a Sweet Potato and Curry Cauliflower Quinoa Rice Pot, a hot chicken burrito stuffed with red quinoa, an egg and quinoa pot, bircher muesli, a blueberry and granola pot, five grain oatmeal, steel cut oatmeal, and a plethora of sandwiches (such as balsamic chicken and avocado, or cheddar and tomato) that come standard on 9-grain granary bread.

We'll also be giving out a bundle of discount coupons for whole grain products, with every order placed from the Oldways webstore during September 2016. It's yet another way to celebrate Whole Grains Month!

Curious about what we did in 2015? Check it out.


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