A Whole Day For Whole Grain — March 27, 2024

We’ve been celebrating the goodness of whole grains in March for the past 12 years, and we can’t wait to do it again in 2024. We hope to inspire even more people to eat whole grains this year. Our Whole Day for Whole Grain event is an amazing celebration of the flavors and health benefits of whole grains, and we’ve got a wide variety of ideas for how you can participate and get involved. Keep reading to learn more about what we have in store for 2024 and look for #SampleWholeGrains on social media for a look back at past celebrations. We’d love to have you join us!

#SampleWholeGrains Social Media Contest

We’ll be asking participants to complete fun whole grain challenges. This is a great chance to learn a little more about whole grains and share this knowledge on your social media accounts. Each challenge completed will earn you a chance to win prizes. 

Be sure to follow us @wholegrains_council on Instagram to participate in the challenges!


  • Film a quick video (30-seconds or less!) with your phone as you sample a whole grain (see more tips here)
  • Show us: the whole grain you are sampling, and the Whole Grain Stamp on the package that helped you know the amount of whole grain in the food (if applicable).
  • Tell us: what whole grain you are trying, how to prepare it, what it tastes like, or what you like about it.
  • Feeling too shy or too rushed to post a video? Share a photo instead! 
  • For best results: hold the phone horizontally <-> while recording your video.
  • Upload to Instagram. Tag @wholegrains_council in the caption.


Donate Whole Grains to Your Local Food Bank or Pantry

It’s been a challenging few years. The pandemic and rising food prices have exacerbated food insecurity, especially among families with children. This year we’d like to bring our communities a little closer by sharing the goodness of whole grains with those who need it most. We’re asking companies, organizations, and individual consumers alike to commit to donating whole grain product to their food charity of choice. 

CHECK OUT Additional Resources

The links below provide ideas, inspiration, and supporting materials for other ways you can participate in this wildly popular annual event. We can’t wait to see you online for our next event on Wednesday, March 27, 2024!

Downloadable Resources to Help Implement Your WDWG Plans

The Whole Grains Council provides a full suite of resources for companies and organizations planning to take part in a Whole Day for Whole Grain. 



  • Whole Grain Trivia Contest Kit - This FREE kit comes with downloadable questions and answers, so that you can host your own trivia contest or populate a “spin-the-wheel” quiz
  • Guess the Grains Quiz - If you have internet access at your event, have visitors take our 10-question “Guess the Grains” Quiz. This is also a great tool if you have tablets (such as an iPad) at your booth/event.
  • Whole Grain Word Search — Print copies of this word search to pass out at your  event. Puzzle and answer key both included. 
  • Whole Grain Crossword — Pass out copies of this fun crossword so that visitors to your event have something to take home with them. Puzzle and answer key both included. 


  • Browse our FREE Handouts - From the truth about grain-free and gluten-free diets, to the sustainability benefits of whole grains, to easy whole grain recipes, we have a handout suited for any audience.
  • Get whole grain posters, buttons, & stickers - We offer buttons, stickers and posters at cost to commercial ventures – and free to nonprofits and educational groups.

Ways for Partners to Participate in WDWG