map of WGSD events

Whole Grain Sampling Day is the day when our participating partners all plan their own activities and promotions, and each one is different. Check out the media buzz around our 2018 plans here. Below, is what’s happening on or around Wednesday, March 28, 2018, partner by partner (in alphabetical order):


American Institute for Cancer Research

The American Insitute for Cancer Research will be promoting whole grains’ role in cancer prevention by sharing whole grain resources, recipes, and tips throughout the day on social media!


AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center 

AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center will be highlighting whole grain recipes daily in retail areas at 2 hospitals, and the dietitians will have a booth set up every Wednesday in the month of March, including four messages: WG are Good for You, Cooking WG, the sustainable message for WG, and then WGSD with Guess the Grains to wrap up. 

  • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Centers, Bolingbrook and GlenOaks
  • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Centers, Hinsdale and LaGrange
  • AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center

Arizona State University

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Arizona State University will highlight a variety of whole grain options to students at each dining hall, and also challenge students to whole grain trivia questions.


Athens Nutrition (Ardmore, PA)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Athens Nutrition will have a special whole grain cooking class and taste testing for employees, and will also blog about whole grain recipes and nutrition information. 


B.Good

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, b.good will have a buy-one-get-one offer on kale & grain bowls during lunchtime the Boylston St. location in Boston (655 Boylston St). They will also be promoting their whole grain choices on Twitter and Instagram, as well as an opportunity to win b.good gift cards.


Belmont University

Belmont Dining is excited to participate in Whole Grain Sampling Day at Harrington Dining Place. During the lunch hour, we will feature multiple whole grain menu items as well as an educational table with samples.


Big Y

Select Big Y locations will have special Whole Grain Sampling Day events. See store for details:

  • Wilbraham Big Y (2035 Boston Rd, Wilbraham, MA)

Bob’s Red Mill

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Bob’s Red Mill will be giving away one of their whole grain products every hour from 8 am to 4 pm (Pacific Time) on Instagram and Facebook.


Boise State University

Boise State University will celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day with food samples, nutrition information, giveaways and interactive games during lunch in the Boise River Café Dining Hall and during dinner in the SouthFork Dining Hall.


Bon Me

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Bon Me will be promoting their whole grain options on social media, encouraging their customers to try a whole grain menu item.


Boston College

Boston College Dining Services will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day by highlighting the whole grain dishes we serve in our dining locations. In collaboration with other groups on campus, we will host a table where we will offer whole grain resources and engage students in an activity related to the benefits of whole grains.


Boston University

Boston University will have a special Whole Grain Sampling Day event at the GSU on Wednesday, March 28. Students can look forward to learning about the benefits of whole grains, where to find whole grains on campus, as well as free whole grain samples.


C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. 

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, C&S Wholesale Grocers will be promoting whole grain choices to their customers on Facebook. 


Caldwell University

Caldwell University is getting an early start to Whole Grain Sampling Day on March 22, with samples of whole grain salads and whole grain trivia. Participants will even have the chance to take home Bob’s Red Mill whole grain samples. 


Carroll University

Carroll University will be offering samples and coupons from multiple companies. There will be a special table set up in the entrance of the Main Dining Room. We will also be serving whole grain options in the dining room.


Cherokee Nation Cooweescoowee Health Center

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the outpatient clinic at Cherokee Nation Cooweescoowee Health Center is going to have a whole grain trivia contest and a variety of grains for sampling.


Cherokee Nation Salina Health Center

Our Sampling Day will provide employees and community members with the opportunity to sample a variety of grain products, both individually and as part of a meal. During our event the registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators and public health educators will be available to answer questions about the benefits of whole grains for disease management and prevention through a variety of games and educational handouts.


Clara Maass Medical Center

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, local dietitians from ShopRite will be partnering with Clara Maass Medical Center, doing a demo in the hospital cafeteria with samples and an interactive whole grain activity.


Coborn’s

Select Coborn’s locations will have special Whole Grain Sampling Day events. See store for details:

  • Albertville: 5698 LaCentre Ave NE, Albertville, MN
  • Ramsey: 7900 Sunwood Dr NW, Ramsey, MN 

Consulate of Mexico in Boston

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Consulate of Mexico in Boston will be hosting Paola Garza, of the Oldways Whole Grains Council. Paola will present a lecture in Spanish on Whole Grains in Mexico with samples of recipes, followed by a Q&A. This event will be open to the community.


Corunna Public Schools

For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Dining Services at Corunna Public Schools will feature a sample table for students to taste test a new menu item. Staff will also help pass out samples, talk to the students about the recipe, and encourage them to try new foods and eat whole grains!


Dartmouth College

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Dartmouth will have information tables with whole grain food samples at three of their dining locations on campus.


Davidson College 

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Davidson College is offering a special menu highlighting whole grains from InHarvest, vegan and vegetarian sauce bases from Rich’s to promote healthy options and cleaner labels for our customers.


DeSoto ISD

DeSoto ISD will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day throughout the month at select elementary, middle, and high schools with special educational demos.


Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University is getting an early jump on Whole Grain Sampling Day, on Wednesday, March 14th. Whole Grain Sampling Day will be included in the National Nutrition Month events week on campus. There will be a whole grain tabling event with a tasting, a guess this grain game, as well as special/featured whole grain recipes throughout the campus.


Easton Area School District

Easton Area School District will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day as a part of their National Nutrition Month celebrations. Elementary students who choose whole grains will be rewarded with a whole grain sticker. At middle schools and high schools, there will be new whole grain menu items, whole grain samples, and educational information about whole grains.


Elmhurst

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Elmhurst is offering a buy-1-get-1 offer on their milked brown rice if you order from their website.


Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus

Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus University is getting an early start to Whole Grain Sampling Day on March 27, with samples of whole grain salads and whole grain trivia. Participants will even have the chance to take home Bob’s Red Mill whole grain samples. 


Flour Bakery + Cafe

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Flour will be promoting their whole grain options on Twitter (@flourbakerycafe), Facebook (/flourbakerycafe), and Instagram (@flourbakeryandcafe).


FoodCorps

FoodCorps is promoting Whole Grain Sampling Day to each of their 200 service members through their weekly email newsletter, to encourage service members to plan Whole Grain focused events at their sites.


GENERAL MILLS

The Bell Institute of Health, Nutrition & Food Safety, from General Mills, will be promoting smart whole grain choices on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.


Georgia Tech

Visit the Student Center Healthy Space between 11:30-2:30pm on Whole Grain Sampling Day to learn about the benefits of whole grains and try some tasty foods!


Giant Food

Select locations of Giant Food will celebrate with special Whole Grain Sampling Day events. See store for details.

  • 1400 7th St NW, Washington DC 

Grain Foods Foundation

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Grain Foods Foundation will be celebrating whole grain foods on their Twitter account, @GrainFoods.


Grainful

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Grainful will be doing a social media giveaway of their products. Check out their social media pages for more details!


Hamilton Ohio City Schools

Select Hamilton Ohio City Schools will be spotlighting whole grains all month long, with an intact whole grain food on the lunch line at least once a week for the entire month. On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Fairwood Elementary will have a special intact whole grain menu item, as well as raw grains out for students to touch and feel,  a label reading exercise that will include math skills, and a MyPlate relay.


Hannaford

Select locations of Hannaford Supermarkets will celebrate with special Whole Grain Sampling Day events. See store for details.

  • Clifton Park: 19 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, NY
  • South Burlington: 218 Hannaford Drive, South Burlington, VT

Harmons

Harmons will have a special Whole Grain Sampling Day event at select locations. See store for details.

  • Harmons Traverse Mountain — 1750 Traverse Parkway, Lehi, UT
  • Harmons Brickyard — 3270 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Harmons City Creek — 135 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 
  • Harmons Bangerter Crossing — 125 13800 South, Draper, UT
  • Harmons Station Park — 200 North Station Parkway, Farmington, UT
  • Harmons Santa Clara — 3520 Pioneer Parkway, Santa Clara, UT

Harvard

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will be hosting Kelly Toups, RD, of the Oldways Whole Grains Council. Kelly will present a lecture on Whole Grains Around the World with samples of recipes, followed by a Q&A. This event will be open to the Harvard community only.


Hillsborough Community College

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Hillsborough Community College will be staffing a table with educational information and free samples of whole grains to the college community of students, staff and faculty.


Home Baking Association

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Home Baking Association will be promoting whole grain baked goods on social media, and will also promote during an interview for Bake and Take Day. 


Home Base

To celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day, Home Base, A Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, will celebrate with a whole grain cooking demonstration for Veterans.


Hy-Vee

Select locations of Hy-Vee will celebrate with special Whole Grain Sampling Day events. See store for details.

  • Hilltop Hy-Vee: 2010 Adams St, Mankato, MN 
  • Pacific Street Hy-Vee: 1000 S. 178th Street, Omaha, NE 

Jericho Road Community Health Center

Jericho Road Community Health Center will celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day with a table in the clinic waiting room that includes food samples, recipe cards, a “guess that grain” game, food prize giveaways, and maybe even a whole grain bake sale.


Jovial

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Jovial will be doing a social media giveaway of their whole grain products. Check out their social media pages for more details!


K-VA-T Food Store Inc.

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, K-VA-T is having a Whole Grain Sampling Day event at their distribution center for their 700 associates with samples of oatmeal and granola bars, and educational resources about whole grains. They will also be partnering with a a local healthcare organization to offer cholesterol screenings.


Kean University

Kean University is getting an early start to Whole Grain Sampling Day on March 26, with samples of whole grain salads and whole grain trivia. Participants will even have the chance to take home Bob’s Red Mill whole grain samples. 


La Tapatia Tortilleria

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, La Tapatia Tortilleria will promote their whole grain products on all of their social media accounts and have a “give away” centered on why their whole grain products are better for you. If possible, they will also arrange a product sampling in their retail outlet store.


Leominster High School

Leominster High School will celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day with samples of a whole grain Tuscan noodle bowl that will be demo cooking during lunch, chef manager will be demo cooking during lunch. The dietitian is also planning a “Guess Your Grains” game with students.


The Liberty Science Center

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, a dietitian from ShopRite will be doing a whole grain experiment with samples for students in the STEM program.


LOTUS FOODS

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Lotus Foods is giving away 2 packs of Jade Pearl Rice™ Ramen with Miso Soup. Follow @LotusFoods on Instagram to learn how to enter.


Lundberg Family Farms

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Lundberg is giving away a prize pack of their whole grain products on Facebook. Check out their Facebook page on that day to learn more!


Maggiano’s Little Italy

Maggiano’s will promote their 100% whole grain pasta as an option via Twitter (@maggianos), Facebook (/Maggianos), and Instagram (@maggianoslittleitaly). 


Martin’s Food Markets

Select locations of Martin’s Food Markets will celebrate with special Whole Grain Sampling Day events. See store for details.

  • 1320 Londontown Blvd, Eldersburg, MD

McDougle Elementary School

McDougle Elementary School got an early start to Whole Grain Sampling Day on March 8, hosting a special quinoa tasting for all 564 students with staff dietitians and a chef from InHarvest. Students were served lime cilantro quinoa with fresh greens, tomatoes, salsa, low-fat cheddar, sour cream, and a couple of whole-grain tortilla chips on top.


Mclaren Macomb

Mclaren Macomb Healthcare will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day throughout the month of March, with 5 different whole grains at a table for taste testing, and games with small prizes.


Mei Mei

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the brick-and-mortar location of Mei Mei will be highlighting their new spring dish made with whole grains: the Beets by Mei (with chilled roasted beets, radish, wheat berries, mint, pepitas, and maple soy).


Mockmill

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Mockmill will be randomly giving away a Mockmill 100 to social media followers. To enter, follow both @OldwaysPT & @Mockmill on Twitter and retweet the prize post on that day, and/or like both the Oldways & Mockmill pages on Facebook, and like the Oldways prize post on that day.


Modern Oats

Receive 20% off for Whole Grain Sampling Day on Modern Oats using the promo code: WHOLEGRAIN. Offer available for one day only (March 28, 2018).


Monadnock Food Coop

On Friday, March 30, Monadnock Food Coop will have a special Whole Grain Sampling Day event. The store is planning to sample out some bulk whole grain items and highlight whole grain deli items made in store; as well as invite local whole grain companies to sample/table their goods. They will also have some basic educational resources on whole grains at the front table; and will possibly label some items throughout the store.


Monmouth University

Monmouth University is inviting students to try and spot all of the whole grain dishes at Magill, including a farro and couscous dish with brussels sprouts and cranberries.


Moscow School District

Select schools in Idaho’s Moscow School District will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day by promoting whole grains to students.


New Jersey City University

New Jersey City University is getting an early start to Whole Grain Sampling Day on March 28, with samples of whole grain salads and whole grain trivia. Participants will even have the chance to take home Bob’s Red Mill whole grain samples. 


New Jersey Institute of Technology

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, New Jersey Institute of Technology will celebrate with samples of whole grain salads and whole grain trivia. Participants will even have the chance to take home Bob’s Red Mill whole grain samples.


North Central College

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, North Central College will celebrate by holding a Whole Grains Trivia Contest at Kaufman Dining Hall, providing information about the benefits of whole grains. The event will feature prizes and samples donated by the committed partners of the Whole Grains Council. 


Northeastern University

Northeastern University will be celebrating Whole Grains Day during their National Nutrition Month specials in March in various locations on campus. They will also emphasize whole grains with their Menus of Change Action stations. 


NourishKC

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, NourishKC plans to do a “coke/pepsi” style challenge with two very similar grain products in a sauce (so people are not biased by appearance), and participants see if they can tell which grain is the whole grain. NourishKC also hopes to partner with a local bakery to provide the grain products, and possibly coupons or freebies to people that guess correctly. They will also use the opportunity to have hand-outs available/discuss the benefits of whole grain with those interested. 


Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry will cook 3 recipes, each with a different whole grain.  They will sample the recipes at their nutrition table and pick one of the recipes to demo in front of the waiting room crowd. 


Oakland Community College

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Culinary Studies Institute at Oakland Community College is putting together a special whole grain menu.


Oat Shop

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Oat Shop, Boston’s first oatmeal cafe, will be providing samples of their delicious baked goods (made with oats and no refined flours) to customers throughout the day. Check their social media pages on that day to learn more (@OatShopBoston)!


Oklahoma State University

At Oklahoma State University, Registered Dietitians will be promoting Whole Grains by having educational display and whole grain samples.


Organic Grains

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Organic Grains will be highlighting and sharing many of their whole grain recipes and we will also be giving a discount to their shoppers. Check their website on Whole Grain Sampling Day to learn more. 


PDI (Perishable Distributors of Iowa)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, a dietitian at PDI will have a whole grain focused Wellness Wednesday, with educational information and some whole grain food samples, for their 700+ employees. 


The Ohio State University

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, The Ohio State University will be featuring composed whole grain salads at their sampling carts at Scott Traditions, a popular dining hall on campus.

 


 

North Central College

North Central College will be setting up a table in the entrance with all different types of grains in glass jars so people can guess the grains. We’ll do whole grain trivia at the table as well. They will have 9 samples with different product information for each sample with take away info sheets on the health benefits of them.


Osher Life Long Learning Institute (Morgantown, WV)

In this 2 hour class, life long learners (folks ages 50+) will learn ways to enjoy whole grains in our food supply, from whole grain breads to quinoa, farro, millet, cornmeal, teff and more.  Dietitian Cindy Gay will teach participants how to cook whole grains, how to identify whole grains and where to find them.  Attendees will receive sample 2-serving size packets of dry grains with instructions and recipe for cooking.  At break, whole grain soup, cracker and dessert will be available. The class is scheduled for March 28, 10-11:50am in the Mountaineer Mall (classroom A). All participants must first register online


Panera Bread

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Panera Bread will be featuring a few of their whole grain menu items on Twitter (@panerabread) and/or Instagram (@panerabread).


Pike Township Schools (Indianapolis, IN)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Chartwells at Pike Township Schools will provide a Chef’s Table sample of one of their Southwest Whole Grain salads. They will also do promotions on Twitter throughout the month in honor of National Nutrition Month.


Pulses

Since whole grains and pulses are such great partners, @PulseCanada and @USApulses will be highlighting whole grain and pulse combinations on Twitter.


Reasor’s

For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Reasor’s will be spotlighting whole grain options on their social media accounts.


Reynolds Army Health Clinic

Fort Sill will celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day on Thursday, March 29 with product samples, information, and a Guess the Grains quiz.


Riceland

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Riceland Mobile Cafe, Riceland’s new food truck, will be featuring a signature whole grain dish, which they invite the community to sample.


Rowan University

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Rowan University is having a special “Chat & Chew” with the Dietitian at Holly Pointe during lunchtime. Students and staff can stop by to get all of their whole grain questions answered. 


Saint Louis University

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Saint Louis University will feature a whole grain snack at the Fueling Station for their 300 student athletes, along with educational resources.


Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University is getting an early start to Whole Grain Sampling Day on March 13, with samples of whole grain salads and whole grain trivia. Participants will even have the chance to take home Bob’s Red Mill whole grain samples. 


ShopRite

Select locations of ShopRite will celebrate with special Whole Grain Sampling Day events. See store for details.

Pennsylvannia

  • ShopRite of Aramingo Avenue: 3745 Aramingo Ave, Philadelphia, PA 
  • ShopRite of Bridge and Harbison: 5597 Tulip St., Philadelphia, PA
  • ShopRite of Daleville: 921 Drinker Turnpike #24, Covington Township, PA 
  • ShopRite of Cheltenham Square: 2385 W Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA
  • ShopRite of Fox St: 2800 Fox St, Philadelphia, PA
  • ShopRite of Morrell Plaza: 9910 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA
  • ShopRite of West Chester: 1115 W. Chester Pike, West Chester, PA

New Jersey

  • ShopRite of Belleville: 726 Washington Ave, Belleville, NJ
  • Shoprite of Emerson: 425 Old Hook Rd, Emerson, NJ
  • ShopRite of Greater Morristown: 178 E Hanover Ave, Cedar Knolls, NJ
  • ShopRite of Hackensack: 500 S River St, Hackensack, NJ
  • ShopeRite of Jersey City: 400 Luis Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • ShopRite of Lincoln Park: 60 Beaver Brook Rd, Lincoln Park, NJ
  • ShopRite of Lodi: 175 Main St, Lodi, NJ
  • ShopRite of Mansfield: 1965 Route 57 and Allen Rd, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
  • ShopRite of Montague: 10A State Route 23, Montague, NJ
  • ShopRite of Newark: 206 Springfield Ave, Newark, NJ 
  • ShopRite of Northvale: 246 Livingston St., Northvale, NJ
  • ShopRite of Spotswood: 380 Summerhill Rd, Spotswood, NJ

  • ShopRite of Succasunna: 281 State Route 10 E., Succasunna, NJ, 07876

New York

  • ShopRite of Dolson Avenue: 125 Dolson Avenue, Middletown, NY
  • ShopRite of Massapequa: 5508 Sunrise Hwy, Massapequa, NY
  • ShopRite of Monroe: 785 NY-17M, Monroe, NY
  • ShopRite of West Nyack: 243 NY-59, West Nyack, NY

Skogen’s Festival Foods

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Skogen’s Festival Foods will exclusively feature whole grains during the March 28th #EatWellwithEmily takeover of the @festfoods Instagram account.


Spartanburg School District

For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Spartanburg School District will set up nutrition education stations in select elementary cafes (District 3) and will also have a sampling station for the students.


SpartanNash

Select locations of SpartanNash will be having Whole Grain Sampling Day demos in stores. See store for details.


St John Macomb Hospitals

St. Johns Hospitals will be promoting whole grains for Whole Grain Sampling Day throughout the month of March at select hospitals.


St. Vincent’s East

St. Vincent’s East will be have special Whole Grain Sampling Day events throughout the last week of March, as part of their National Nutrition Month celebration.


St. Vincent Womens Hospital

As part of St. Vincent Womens Hospital’s celebration of National Nutrition Month, they will be featuring whole grains on March 28, with a table set up in the cafeteria with a whole grain educational display.


Stanford University

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Stanford will be featuring whole grains on Instagram. Then, when the students return from spring break, there will be a tasting table of the new whole grain toast bar.


SUNY Cortland

SUNY Cortland will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day with whole grain samples, games and informational materials, in conjunction with their annual National Nutrition Month educational event in the lobby of their Student Life Center.


Syracuse University

Syracuse University will be using the National Nutrition Month theme this year, “Go Further with Food” by promoting and offering whole grains as a tasty alternative for healthy lifestyles while showing students how we reduce waste.


Tewksbury District Schools

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, select elementary schools in Tewksbury Township NJ will celebrate by promoting whole grain menu options to students, and sharing whole grain stickers and buttons.


TriHealth Cancer Institute

TriHealth Cancer Institute will celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day on or around Tuesday, March 27th at select locations by sampling grains and providing educational information and recipes to staff to educate them about whole grains and the benefits.

  • Bethesda Arrow Springs (100 Arrow Springs Boulevard, Suite G108, Lebanon, OH)
  • Bethesda North Ambulatory Treatment Center (10506 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, OH)
  • Good Samaritan Hospital: 375 Dixmyth Ave., 4th Floor, Cincinnati, OH)
  • TriHealth Anderson (7777 Beechmont Road, Cincinnati, OH)
  • TriHealth Kenwood (8240 Northcreek Drive , Cincinnati, OH)
  • Westside–Cheviot  (5520 Cheviot Road, Suite A, Cincinnati, OH)

University of Arizona​

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, students at University of Arizona can look forward to special whole grain menu items and educational tables with samples of a featured whole grain recipe at lunch & dinner. This is a great way to try whole grains that are nutrient dense and taste great!


University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas will host an on-campus Whole Grain Scavenger hunt. Whole grains will be featured in the dining halls and on social media.


University of Connecticut

For Whole Grain Sampling Day, the University of Connecticut will be featuring build-your-own grain bars in the dining halls, as well as composed grain salads, and will be highlighting these options on flat screens. The University may also have some educational tables with whole grain information.


University of Florida

Gator Dining plans to participate by hosting a “Whole Grains Sampling” with our Registered Dietitian Raina Rivera at Gator Corner Dining Center during lunch.


University of Georgia

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the University of Georgia will be highlighting whole grain options in their largest dining facility, and will be sampling a special whole grain dish.


University of Iowa

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the University of Iowa will be doing a whole grain Asian noodle bowl and social media trivia.


UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

The University of Kansas will celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day with whole grain themed special menu items at made to order stations. The whole grains foods are being served as part of the awareness push for National Nutrition Month activities.  


University of Massachusetts — Amherst

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, UMass Dining plans to set up four stations at Hampshire Dining Commons that will identify whole grains used in all day parts. Each table will feature recipes dedicated to breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. Students will then have a punch card and once they have visited all four stations they will be able to enter a raffle to win a special Whole Grain Sampling Day kit.


University of Michigan

Mosher Jordan is having Whole Grain Sampling Day! For breakfast they will be serving buckwheat pancakes, farro white bean hash, and quinoa breakfast bowl. At lunch, they will be serving bulgur stuffed peppers. At lunch and dinner, they will be serving quinoa salad with chickpeas! Come and try these new unique dishes!


University of Pittsburgh

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the University of Pittsburgh Healthy U and Nutrition and Dietetics with Sodexo Food Service will have a whole grains expo with whole grain samples, nutrition education, recipe ideas, table displays, and demonstrations. Additionally whole grain menu items will be featured at campus food service locations, and will be spotlighted on social media leading up to the event.


University of Southern California 

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, USC will have a whole grain education table at the campus farmers market, with free food samples and a whole grain trivia game.


University of Vermont

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the University of Vermont will be holding a Guess the Grain tabling event where students guess which whole grain is which. They will also offer samples of a whole grain salad. 


University of Wisconsin Green Bay 

On March 28th, In connection with National Nutrition Month, National Cereal Month and March’s Superfood Whole Grains, we will be sampling Chocolate Chex Cereal in our Dining Hall from 9-11am on 3/28. Because Chex Cereal is a Gluten Free and Whole Grain option, we are looking to introduce this as a new gluten free offering in our dining hall.


University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

Jess Harke, our Resident Dietitian, will be holding a Pop Up Chef Event. She will be sampling Aztec Blend “Tacos” with Mango, Avacado, and Jicama in our Residential Dining Hall.


UPMC St. Margaret Hospital

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, UPMC St. Margaret Hospital will have information on daily whole grain offerings from the cafeteria, and will also be sampling a quinoa chili that will be available for purchase that day.


Urban Hippie Granola

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Urban Hippie is giving away a 4-pack of their artisanal granola on Facebook. To learn more, visit their Facebook page on that day. 


VA Medical Center (Huntington, WV) 

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the VA Medical Center is going to set up a display in their lobby,  which includes samples and a board with basic information about whole grains. They will also have some educational resources on the table to handout to the veterans, along with the samples. For our inpatient veterans, they are designing tray covers specific for Whole Grain Sampling Day. 


Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital will celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day on Thursday, March 29 with special whole grain samples and educational resources for hospital staff, to encourage them to make more of their grains whole. Depending on the time of day, samples may include whole grain muffins, whole grain waffles, grain salads and whole grain cookies. 


Virginia Tech

This year, Virginia Tech we will be offering a variety of whole grain dishes campus wide and featuring special whole grain dishes as well.


WakeMed Cary Hospital

To celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day, WakeMed Cary Hospital has a display in the cafeteria about healthy carbs and whole grains, and will have whole grain samples earlier in the week.


Washington State University

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Washington State University will celebrate with special whole grain menu items.


Wethersfield Schools

Wethersfield Schools will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day throughout the month at select elementary, middle, and high schools. Students who correctly answer whole grain trivia questions, or taste test a whole grain item will receive a whole grain sticker or button.


Wheat Foods Council

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Wheat Foods Council will be celebrating whole wheat foods on their Twitter account, @WheatFoods.


Yesterday’s Kitchen 4 Today

On the 4 Your Health blog talk radio, there will be a special Whole Grain Sampling Day themed episode airing Sunday, March 18.