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Every September, we celebrate the goodness of whole grains! The annual Whole Grains Month campaign brings whole grain recipes, health information, cooking tips, and much more to people around the world.

Whole Grains Month is a great time for everyone to get on the whole grains bandwagon. Eating better is not an all-or-nothing choice. Every little improvement you make in your food helps—all year long.

Join our 2023 Celebration!

This year we’re asking everyone to take part in our Whole Grain Bingo contest throughout the month of September. To participate just follow these easy steps:

1. Download your Bingo Card (and read the contest terms & conditions)

Digital PDF Bingo Card

Printable PDF Bingo Card

2. Complete the whole grain activities written on the squares of your bingo card and mark the finished squares as you go. Your goal is to complete five squares in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally). Of course, we encourage you to complete extra squares as well!

3. Email your Bingo Card to wholegrainsmonth@oldwayspt.org for a chance to win whole grain goodies!

4. Keep enjoying whole grains, and stay tuned! We’ll be in touch via email if you are a randomly-selected winner.


This year we’re selecting 40 prize winners who will have amazing whole grain products and swag mailed directly to their door. Prizes include:

  • three rice cookers
  • five $100 cash prizes
  • whole grain products: whole grain breads, whole grain crackers, whole grain cookies, whole grain tortillas, whole grain pasta, whole grain side dish/main dish kits
  • whole grain ingredients: brown rice, quinoa, sprouted popcorn, sprouted quinoa, sprouted whole wheat flour
  • all sorts of swag: tote bags, cutting boards, pasta spoons, aprons, sweatshirts, etc.

Thank you SO much to all the WGC member company brands supporting this event: Baker’s Choice Bread, Bakery de France, Barilla, Canterbury Naturals, Frescados, Homefree, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Mestemacher Bread, Minute, RiceSelect, Success Rice, To Your Health Sprouted Flour Company, and USA Rice


Expand your whole grain horizons

Eating whole grains is easy (and delicious) and we want to inspire you to choose even more whole grain foods this month. Did you know that the biggest sources of whole grains in the American diet are breads and breakfast cereals? These are among our favorite ways to eat whole grains, too, but why stop there?  This month we’re asking you to step out of your comfort zone and add in other sources of whole grains too: pasta, pilafs, crackers, even soups and smoothies. Go wild! Let us know which new favorites you find. 

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It’s in Our Hands | A Whole Grain Song

Watch this new song by Kay Fialkoff, performed by Lisa Stein, all about whole grains and caring for the earth.


It’s in Our Hands

Verse 1
It’s in our hands.
It has been so
for tens of thousands of years.
It has been so, more than we know.
Verse 2
It’s in our hands.
It has been so.
We’ve harvested earth’s grains
across the globe.
The grains sustained us
then and now.
Plant them wisely.
Plant them well.
Rye and millet, barley too.
Oats, sorghum; rice and wheat.
Quinoa, amaranth,
teff and corn.
The grains sustained us
then and now.
Plant them wisely.
Plant them well.
Verse 3 (Repeat Verse 1)
It’s in our hands.
It has been so
for tens of thousands of years.

It has been so, more than we know.



More Ways to Celebrate:

For General Public




Cook with whole grains!




Study up with printable resources 


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Watch videos for inspiration and nutrition information


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Browse our recipe collection


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Learn how to identify whole grain products at the store



Learn the differences between a whole grain and a refined grain

For WGC Member Companies

For Health Professionals

For Media

Get the scoop on whole grains. Set up an interview with the Whole Grains Council by emailing media@oldwayspt.org