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Check back in 2017 to learn what our 2017 Whole Grains Month celebration theme will be!
How to Celebrate Whole Grains Month
2016 Whole Grains Month Contest: #SpotWholeGrains
Congratulations to our 2016 Whole Grains Month contest winners!
September is Whole Grains Month and every year the Oldways Whole Grains Council celebrates with special events and promotions. This year we hosted an Instagram photo contest throughout the entire month of September. Our 2016 contest theme was #SpotWholeGrains Away From Home. Each day, we featured a new whole grain restaurant item on our Instagram account (@Oldways_PT), and encouraged others to #SpotWholeGrains wherever they ate out. We regrammed some of our favorites – and at the end of the month, we selected four winners to receive a gift card to a leading restaurant serving whole grain options, as well as a whole grain cookbook.
Winners received a $100 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 also gave 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.