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Whole Grain Sampling Day 2021 was held on March 31, 2021. Stay tuned for information about Whole Grain Sampling Day 2022!
Whole Grain Sampling Day is time to spread the word about the goodness of whole grains. Use your online platform to promote whole grain foods and recipes, and encourage your followers to give them a try.
Why Whole Grains Are Important
An important source of ﬁber, essential minerals and other nutrients, whole grains in general are a food group associated with lower rates of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases. They are also delicious and can help you unlock new ﬂavors in your cooking! If you’re new to whole grains, here’s a helpful overview from our Director of Nutrition.
Why Participate in Whole Grain Sampling Day?
You’ll join an active online community that includes bloggers, inﬂuencers, dietitians, brands, food manufacturers, retailers, and food service providers. Together, we’ll amplify each other’s messages. It’s a win-win: we’ll promote and interact with your posts, and you’ll help more people learn about whole grain foods. (Need a quick post idea? Check out our downloadable logos and graphics)
5 Ways to Participate in Whole Grain Sampling Day
1. Use video to bring Whole Grain Sampling Day to life
2. Post a blog with a whole grain recipe, fact, or story
3. Post a whole grain recipe, product, or fact on social media
Post your own whole grain recipe, a photo of a whole grain takeout dish or grocery store product, or a fact about whole grains on social media.
4. Spread the word before March 31 — Announce your participation
Our downloadable logos and graphics make it easy to spread the word about Whole Grain Sampling Day! Feel free to download and post these images with the #SampleWholeGrains tag.
Need more ideas? View our sample posts and social media ideas for inspiration.
5. Invite a friend (or your followers) to participate
The more, the merrier! Everyone is welcome to post on March 31 to celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day. You can be the one to extend an invitation to your followers, friends, and colleagues!
Stay in Touch
No matter how you decide to participate—video, blog, social media post—be sure to let us know so we can promote you!
On social media, tag:
@wholegrains_council on Instagram
@OldwaysPT on Facebook
@OldwaysPT on Twitter
@Oldways_PT on TikTok
If you’re writing a blog post:
Tell us about your plans and when you plan to post, or send a link, to Abby Clement.