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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 2024 Celebration!

Get ready to embrace a world of flavor as we embark on WHOLE GRAINS: THE WORLD TOUR. This September we’ll be taking inspiration from whole grain culinary traditions spanning the Mediterranean, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Follow us on social media to get fresh recipes, cooking tips, and little-known facts about all your favorite whole grains throughout the month.

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Whole Grain Passport Challenge

Eat Tasty Food, Learn about Whole Grains, and Enter for a chance to Win Prizes

Pack your bags and buckle up! Get ready to be transported by your tastebuds. Fill out your Whole Grain Passport and earn a chance to win cookbooks and cash prizes. To participate just follow these easy steps:

1. Download your Whole Grain Passport. (And read the contest terms & conditions). [Passport coming soon!!]

2. Complete whole grain activities. Each week, we’ll be highlighting a different whole grain culinary tradition. You’ll find whole grain activities written on each stamp on your passport and you’ll mark the ones you finish as you go. You’ll earn a contest entry for each activity completed, and you’ll earn an extra one for each region of stamp activities you complete (Mediterranean, African, Latin American, or Asian). 

3. Send us your Passport. When you’ve completed all the activities you wish to do, email a copy of your Whole Grain Passport to wholegrainsmonth@oldwayspt.org for a chance to win whole grain goodies! You must email us your passport before 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time on September 30 in order to be entered into our contest. 

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

Prizes

This year we’ll be randomly selecting 6 prize winners who will receive:

 

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

Lyrics

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.
 
Bridge
The grains sustained us
then and now.
Plant them wisely.
Plant them well.
 
Solo
Rye and millet, barley too.
Oats, sorghum; rice and wheat.
Quinoa, amaranth,
teff and corn.
 
Bridge
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

 

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Cook with whole grains!

 

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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

 

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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