map of Whole Grain Sampling Day activities

Whole Grain Sampling Day is the day when our participating partners all plan their own activities and promotions, and each one is different. Below, is what’s happening on or around Wednesday, March 29, 2017, partner by partner (in alphabetical order):


American Institute for Cancer Research

For Whole Grain Sampling Day, the AICR will be highlighting the cancer-fighting power of whole grains on Twitter & Facebook, sharing an infographic, articles, recipes, and more. 


Ancient Harvest

On Ancient Harvest’s Facebook page, they will be giving away a Whole Grains Prize Pack! Visit their Facebook page on Whole Grain Sampling Day for more details.


Arizona State University

Arizona State University will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day at all 4 campuses (Tempe Campus, West Campus, Polytechnic Campus, Downtown Phoenix Campus) with sampling and educational tables in their dining halls. Additionally, all throughout the month of March, quinoa will be featured as one of the superfoods for their annual Dine Healthy: Be Healthy event, with the theme “Superfood: Super You.”


Atlantic Superstore

Select locations of Atlantic Superstore (Loblaw’s) will have Whole Grain Sampling Day events on or around March 29. See some of the participating stores below:

  • Tantallon Atlantic Superstore (5178 St. Margarets Bay Road, Upper Tantallon, NS)

B.GOOD

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, b.good will be sampling their kale & grain bowls at the Boylston St. location in Boston (655 Boylston St). They will also be promoting their whole grain choices on Twitter and Instagram.


Big Y

Select Big Y locations will have Whole Grain Sampling Day events and tastings, to encourage customers to try more whole grains. See details on some of the participating stores below:

  • Ellington Big Y (135 West Rd, Ellington, CT)
  • Springfield Big Y (2145 Roosevelt Ave, Springfield, MA) 
  • Westfield Big Y (475 East Main St, Westfield, MA)

Bob’s Red Mill

To celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day, Bob’s Red Mill will be doing giveaways every hour on Facebook (/BobsRedMillNaturalFoods), and Instagram (@BobsRedMill) between 9:00am — 4:00pm PT! For more details, check in with their social media pages on March 29. 


Bon ME (Boston, MA) 

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Bon Me will be offering samples of their brown rice or soba noodle bowls at their Chestnut Hill Square, Alewife, and Boston Public Market restaurant locations, and will also be promoting their whole grain choices on Twitter (@BonMe).


Boston College

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Boston College will be promoting their new whole grain menu items, including a whole grain salad bar, and a customizable grain bowl station. Students will have the opportunity to learn about whole grains and be involved with the event through a social media campaign.


Boston University

Boston University will have a special Whole Grain Sampling Day event at the GSU during lunchtime on Wednesday, March 29. 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.


Bruegger’s Bagels

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Bruegger’s will be promoting their Whole Wheat and 12-Grain Bagels on Twitter (@brueggers).


C&S Wholesale Grocers

Throughout the week of Whole Grain Sampling Day, C&S Wholesale Grocers will be spotlighting whole grains in their health & wellness programs. 


California Pizza Kitchen

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, California Pizza Kitchen will be promoting their whole grain options, like the Quinoa + Arugula Salad, on Twitter (@calpizzakitchen).


Carroll University (Waukesha, WI)  

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Carroll University will be celebrating with a special whole grain menu, a cooking demo, and samples of whole grain dishes.


Chartwells Higher Education at University of Alaska — Fairbanks

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the University of Alaska — Fairbanks will have a whole grain information table with samples, and whole grain information will be featured throughout the dining halls. 


Choices Markets

Select locations of Choices Markets will be hosting Whole Grain Sampling Day events. See some of the participating stores below.

  • Choices Markets — North Vancouver (801 Marine Dr, North Vancouver, BC)

Clemson University

Clemson is celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day in conjunction with their Eat Well with Clemson Home Program (a partnership between University Housing and Dining). They will feature a homemade whole grain bread from their Executive Pastry Chef in the dining halls, and will also promote whole grains on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@ClemsonDining).


Coborn’s

Select locations of Coborn’s will be hosting Whole Grain Sampling Day events on or around March 29. See some of the participating stores below:

  • Coborn’s Marketplace Isanti (209 6th Avenue NE, Isanti, MN)
  • Coborn’s Marketplace Pine Cone (1725 Pine Cone Rd S, Sartell, MN)
  • Coborn’s Ramsey (7900 Sunwood Dr NW, Ramsey, MN)

Columbia University (New York, NY)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Columbia Dining will be featuring a variety of whole grains on the main lines and in the composed salads throughout the dining halls.


County Market

County Market will be hosting a Whole Grain Sampling Day event at one of their busiest stores in the Springfield, IL area. Around lunchtime, there will be a table set up with whole grain recipes, products, and handouts, and there will be samples of a whole grain recipe for tasting.

  • County Market: 210 E Carpenter St, Springfield, IL

Crunchmaster

For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Crunchmaster will be promoting their whole grain choices on Facebook and Twitter.


Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY)

Chefs in the high volume production class and Restaurant Associates are going to focus their dishes on representing different whole grains as the centerpiece and as accompaniment in the student dining facility.  The CIA will also highlight Whole Grain Sampling Day on their Portal site, student dining screen and on their communications chalk board telling their guests about whole grains.


Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, students at Dartmouth can look forward to special whole grain menu items and educational tables. Whole grain choices will also be promoted via digital screens on campus, and in “The Scoop” — a digital media platform that sends out short bleeps to followers.


Davidson College (Davidson, NC)

For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Davidson College is going to put special emphasis on whole grain menu items on that day, and also feature whole grains throughout the whole week.


DePaul University (Chicago, IL)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, DePaul University will be celebrating with a special whole grain menu, a cooking demo, and samples of whole grain dishes.


Edgewood College (Madison, WI)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Edgewood College will be celebrating with a special whole grain menu, a cooking demo, and samples of whole grain dishes.


Family Fare Supermarkets

Family Fare Supermarkets will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day at their Council Bluffs, Iowa store location. See store for details!

  • 1801 Valley View Dr, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 

Flour Bakery + Cafe (Boston, MA)

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


FoodCorps and Bob’s Red Mill

FoodCorps has partnered with Bob’s Red Mill and is encouraging their 213 service members across 18 states to plan a Whole Grain Sampling Day event in their community. Bob’s Red Mill has generously donated free products to the service members and is helping FoodCorps plan tasty whole grain recipes that can be used in lessons and taste tests.


GENERAL MILLS

The Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition, from General Mills, will be promoting smart whole grain choices on their website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter (@bellinstitute).


George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) 

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, George Mason University will be highlighting their whole grain menu items, offering a greater variety of whole grains, and also offering samples of whole grain dishes.


Georgetown University (Washington, DC)

Georgetown Dining will celebrate Whole Grains Sampling Day with a sampling table, trivia and giveaways. Students participating in trivia will be entered in a raffle to win a whole grain gift basket.


Giant Food

Select Giant Food locations will have Whole Grain Sampling Day events and tastings, to encourage customers to try more whole grains. See details on some of the participating stores below:

  • Rockville Giant Food (9719 Traville Gateway Drive, Rockville, MD) — Sampling of whole grain products on Tuesday, March 14
  • Severna Park Giant Food (573 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD) 
  • Washington DC Giant Food (1400 7th St NW, Washington, DC)

Grain Foods Foundation

The Grain Foods Foundation will celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day by promoting whole grains on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@GrainFoods), as well as in their email newsletters. Check out their social media pages to join the fun!


Grainful

On Grainful’s Facebook page, they will be giving away a Whole Grains Prize Pack with samples of their different meal kits! Visit their Facebook page and Instagram on Whole Grain Sampling Day for more details.


Hannaford Supermarkets

Select locations of Hannaford’s will have Whole Grain Sampling Day events in late March. See participating stores below:

  • Latham Hannaford (579 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham , NY): Whole grain class on Tuesday  3/21 @ 2:30pm. Pre-register by emailing Kathy.Sirianni-Blood@Hannaford.com.
  • Malta Hannaford (43 Round Lake Rd, Ballston Lake, NY): Whole grains class on Saturday, 3/18 @ 2pm. Pre-register by emailing Kathy.Sirianni-Blood@Hannaford.com.
  • South Burlington Hannaford (218 Hannafords Dr, South Burlington, VT)
  • Williston Hannaford (78 Marshall Ave, Williston, VT)

Harmons Neighborhood Grocer

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, select locations of Harmons will be sampling whole grain items from the fresh departments. See some participating stores below: 

  • Harmons Bangerter Crossing (125 13800 S, Draper, UT)
  • Harmons Brickyard (3270 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Harmons City Creek (135 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Harmons Santa Clara (3520 Pioneer Pkwy, Santa Clara, UT)
  • Harmons Station Park (200 Station Pkwy, Farmington, UT)
  • Harmons Traverse Mountain (1750 Traverse Parkway, Lehi, UT)

Harvard

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will be hosting Maria Speck, award winning author of Simply Ancient Grains and Ancient Grains for Modern Meals. Maria will present a lecture on whole grains with samples of her recipes, followed by a Q&A. This event will be open to the Harvard community only (FXB G11, 12:30-1:30).


Harvest Stone

For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Harvest Stone will be promoting their whole grain choices on Facebook and Twitter.


Healthy Dining Finder

Healthy Dining Finder is promoting WGSD to consumers with blogs on the Healthy Dining Finder website, a promotion in their e-newsletter, and social media posts. They’ll also promote WGSD to restaurants with outreach and social media promotion, urging restaurants to participate.


Hendersonville Coop (Hendersonville, NC)

Hendersonville Community Coop will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day early, on March 12, with a special whole grains and legumes class taught by a registered dietitian. Learn more here.


Henderson County Department of Public Health (Hendersonville, NC)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, nutrition staff at the Department of Public Health invite the public to a Whole Grain Sampling Day open house from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the lobby. The public can sample from a selection of recipes made with whole grains including: whole grain quesadillas with dipping sauce, whole grain Chex mix, whole grain pasta salad and whole grain muffins. Recipes will be available for each dish.


Heritage Valley Health System (Moon Township, PA)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, a registered dietitian for Heritage Valley Health System will give a presentation about whole grains (with samples and educational info) to one of the local churches.


Hillsborough Community College (Tampa, FL)  

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, nutrition and hospitality students at Hillsborough Community College will be coordinating a Whole Grain Sampling Day event on campus, complete with recipes, handouts, and samples of a whole grain dish.


Hodgson Mill

Hodgson Mill will be doing a special sampling of whole grain products at their mercantile store (1001 Ford Ave, Effingham, IL), as well as some special whole grain giveaways.


Home Baking Association

The Home Baking Association found that more than ⅔ of the educators they surveyed would like to incorporate more whole grains into their recipes, so the Home Baking Association is promoting Whole Grain Sampling Day to their members on their blog and in their newsletter at http://www.homebaking.org/foreducators/index.html. Download their NEW A Baker’s Dozen Smart Snack Baking Recipes.


Homefree

Homefree will be offering samples of their allergy friendly cookies at a number of supermarkets, including Severna Park Giant Food, ShopRite of Orange, ShopRite of Bristol, Clinton ShopRite, ShopRite of Milford, Cowhey Family ShopRite, ShopRite of Wharton, ShopRite of Enfield, ShopRite of Millville, and the ShopRite of Garden State Pavillion.


House-Autry Mills

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, House-Autry Mills will be doing product giveaways all day on their Facebook page


Hy-Vee

Select Hy-Vee locations will have Whole Grain Sampling Day events and tastings, to encourage customers to try more whole grains. See details on some of the participating stores below:

  • Hilltop Hy-Vee (2010 Adams St, Mankato, MN)
  • Milan Hy-Vee (201 W. 10 Ave, Milan, IL)
  • Peoria Hy-Vee (4125 N. Sheridan Rd, Suite 20, Peoria, IL)
  • Springfield Hy-Vee (2115 S MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL)

Indiana University Bloomington

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Indiana University Bloomington will give extra attention to their whole grain items, along with samples, to encourage students to try them!


Johnson & Wales University (Providence, RI)

For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Johnson & Wales University will have special whole grain menu items in their dining halls, and will encourage whole grain choices via social media, digital screens across campus, and a whole grain calendar countdown leading up to the event. Some culinary instructors will also be featuring whole grains in their lessons for that day.


LaSalle University (Philadelphia, PA)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, L.E.A.N (LaSalle Explorers Advocating Nutrition) will be planning an event to celebrate healthy, whole grain choices.


Loyola University (New Orleans, LA)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, students at Loyola can look forward to special whole grain menu items and educational tables with samples of a featured whole grain recipe. 


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 Martin’s Food Markets locations will have Whole Grain Sampling Day events and tastings, to encourage customers to try more whole grains. See details on some of the participating stores below:

  • 1320 Londontown Blvd, Eldersburg, MD: The store will have 3 stations (Breakfast, Snack, & Meal themed) for customers to visit, sample different whole grain options, and complete a quiz for a chance to win a silicone muffin pan.

Martin’s Super Markets

The 8 core locations of Martin’s Super Markets will be doing a demo of Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa Tacos on Whole Grain Sampling Day. See participating stores below:

  • Elkhart — East Bristol (3900 E. Bristol St., Elkhart, IN)
  • Elkhart — Sanford School Rd (120 Sanford School Rd., Elkhart, IN)
  • Granger (12850 State Road 23, Granger, IN)
  • Granger — Heritage Square (7355 Heritage Square, Granger, IN)
  • Mishawaka — Bittersweet (306 N. Bittersweet, Mishawaka, IN)
  • Niles (720 S. 11th Street, Niles, MI)
  • South Bend — Erskine Plaza (926 Erskine Plaza, South Bend, IN)
  • South Bend — South Bend Ave near Notre Dame (2081 South Bend Ave., South Bend, IN) 
  • St. Joseph (2121 Cleveland Av., St. Joseph, MI)

Mei Mei (Boston, MA)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Mei Mei will be featuring a multigrain kimchi fried rice, made with whole grain wheat berries and rye berries, along with Hawthorne Valley kimchi, Piggery farm hot dog, and charred scallion crema for dinner at their brick-and-mortar location. The shipping container locations will also be serving wheat berries in their market bowls!


Michigan State University

Michigan State University is making Whole Grain Sampling Day a part of their National Nutrition Month celebration. During the last week of March, students, faculty, and guests can look forward to seeing whole grain menu items, educational tables and games, sampling of various whole grains, and more!


Minute

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Minute® will be running a Facebook Giveaway Prize Pack featuring a variety of their whole grain options. Check out Minute Rice on Facebook on March 29 for details and to participate!


Mississippi State University

For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Mississippi State University is planning a special whole grain sampling station with tastings, recipes and resources! The event will take place in the outdoor Health Hut or inside the dining hall, weather permitting.


nature2kitchen — Wondergrain

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, nature2kitchen will be offering samples of various delicious dishes cooked with Wondergrain sorghum (such as grain salads, stir frys, or soup) in Florida to local gym goers from 8:00-11:00am at EQUINOX (Miami Beach) and 5:30-8:30pm at Fitness Time (Sunny Isles), introducing athletes to the versatility and nutritional properties of this US-grown, sustainable, and gluten free super grain.


Nicholls State University (Thibodaux, LA)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, students at Nicholls State can look forward to special whole grain menu items and educational tables with samples of a featured whole grain recipe. 


North Carolina State University

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, students at North Carolina State University can look forward to a special whole grain menu.


Northeastern University (Boston, MA)  

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Northeastern University will promote their whole grain options through special chef tables and social media promotion. Additionally, award winning author Maria Speck will be doing a guest chef demo in the Xhibition Kitchen to educate students, faculty and staff about grains.


Nutrition Counseling Center (New London, NH)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, this small private practice will cook various whole grains and offer samples to clients and patients in the building. They also plan to have a raffle of various grains and whole grain cookbooks.


Oakland Community College (Farmington Hills, MI)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Ridgewood Restaurant will feature special whole grain menu items for students, faculty, and staff. The baking team is also working on whole grain baked goods for that day.


Oat Shop (Somerville, MA)

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Oat Shop, Boston’s first oatmeal cafe, will be providing samples of their delicious overnight oats to customers throughout the day. Check their social media pages on that day to learn more (@OatShopBoston)!


Oklahoma State University

For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Oklahoma State University will have a special whole grain recipe contest, and will encourage whole grain choices via social media and educational tables.


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at West Virginia University

Cindy Gay, RDN, will be teaching a special Whole Grain Sampling Day class on March 29 at 10am in Morgantown. At the class, you’ll see examples of whole grains and recipes, and also get your own sample of whole grains to take home. To enroll, call 304-293-1793.


Penn State

Penn State is incorporating Whole Grain Sampling Day events into their national nutrition month celebration. On Wednesday, March 9, each of the main dining halls will feature special whole grain menu items (Three Mushroom Barley Soup, Crispy Southwestern Quinoa Sliders, and Jicama Corn Slaw at lunch, and Three Mushroom Barley Soup, Buckwheat Crusted Salmon with Fried Onion and Pickled Radish, and Creamy Farro Risotto at Dinner). Students and staff should also keep their eyes open for a whole grain sampling station.


Private Practice (Edison, NJ)

Lorraine Matthews-Antosiewicz, a private practice RD, will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day as part of her Spring into Health event on March 29. Participants will get to sample Crunchy Quinoa with Almonds and Apricots, among 2 other recipes. Learn more here.


Reasor’s

Select locations of Reasor’s will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day. See below for details:

  • Reasor’s — Broken Arrow (1100 E. Kenosha, Broken Arrow, OK): Reasor’s will be turning their focus to whole grains during that week (3/29) as part of their National Nutrition Month celebration. They will be using social media to post whole grain recipes, tips and information about whole grains, and a live video on 3/29 teaching customers about the Whole Grain Stamp.

Riceland

Riceland will host an employee potluck center around their new medium grain brown rice. Employees will make their favorite dishes, and share them during the noon hour on Whole Grain Sampling Day. They will showcase the event on social media, as well as compile a list of recipes created from that event. Those recipes can be found on Riceland.com under the recipes tab in the Whole Grain Sampling Day category.


Rio Grande Regional Hospital (McAllen, TX)

The Rio Grande Regional Hospital Cafeteria in conjunction with The Diabetes Management Center will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day, and there will be an informational table staffed by a registered dietitian with whole grain handouts and tips.


Rouses Supermarkets

Rouses will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day as part of their National Nutrition Month events. Whole grains will be featured in the store circular and in Chef Nino’s cooking demo.


Save Our Sexy

Save Our Sexy Inc is a public health organization dedicated to reducing premature deaths in black men in underserved communities from diabetes and heart disease. On Whole Grain Sampling Day, they are planning a quinoa salad tasting, guess the grain game, crossword and raffles.


ShopRite

Select ShopRite locations will have Whole Grain Sampling Day events and tastings on or around March 29, to encourage customers to try more whole grains. See details on some of the participating stores below:

Connecticut

  • ShopRite of Bristol (1200 Farmington Avenue, Bristol, CT)
  • ShopRite of Canton (110 Albany Turnpike, Suite 200, Canton, CT) 
  • ShopRite of Enfield (40 Hazard Avenue, Enfield, CT) — On Tuesday, March 28, ShopRite of Enfield will have whole grain samples, offering spins on our Whole Grain trivia wheel, handing out whole grain literature, and doing a free drawing for a WG gift basket 
  • ShopRite of Milford (935 Boston Post Rd, Milford, CT) — whole grain sampling and demo
  • ShopRite of New London (351 North Frontage RD, New London, CT)

Marlyland

  • ShopRite of White Oak (12028 Cherry Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD)

New Jersey

  • ShopRite of Absecon (616 White Horse Pike, Absecon, NJ) 
  • ShopRite of Aramingo Avenue (3745 Aramingo Ave, Philadelphia, PA)
  • ShopRite of Bayonne (583 Avenue C, Bayonne, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Belleville (726 Washington Ave, Belleville, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Burlington (1817 Mt Holly Rd, Burlington, NJ) 
  • ShopRite of Byram (90-80 US 206, Stanhope, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Chews Landing (1200 Chews Landing Rd, Laurel Springs, NJ): Mon march 17, 12-2pm
  • ShopRite of Clinton (50 Wal-Mart Plaza, Clinton, NJ) — On Wednesday, March 29 from 10-2 there be a “Guess the Grain” themed whole grain food sampling in the demo kiosk area, along with free recipes and giveaways.
  • ShopRite of Elizabeth (865 W Grand St, Elizabeth, NJ)
  • Shoprite of Emerson (425 Old Hook Road, Emerson, NJ) 
  • ShopRite of English Creek (3003 English Creek Ave, Egg Harbor Township, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Evesham Rd (400 E Evesham Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Flanders (90 Bartley Flanders Rd, Flanders, NJ) 
  • ShopRite of Franklin (270 Route 23, Franklin, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Galloway (401 S Pitney Rd, Galloway, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Garwood (563 North Avenue, Garwood, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Glassboro (201 William Dalton Dr, Glassboro, NJ) 
  • ShopRite of Greater Morristown (178 E Hanover Ave, Cedar Knolls, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Greenwich (1207 Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ) – product sampling & guess the grains game
  • ShopRite of Hackensack (500 South River Street, Hackensack, NJ): Do starches have you stuck in a rut? Stop by the Dietitian’s Corner to sample some of Alison’s favorite whole grains and get inspired.
  • ShopRite of Hainesport (Crossroads Plaza, 1520 Route 38 East, Hainesport, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Hillsborough (601 US 2016, Hillsborough, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Hunterdon County (50 Walmart Plaza, Clinton, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Jersey City (400 Luis Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Lincoln Park (60 Beaver Brook Rd, Lincoln Park, NJ) 
  • ShopRite of Livingston (483 South Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Lodi (175 Main St, Lodi, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Marlton (307 New Jersey 70, Marlton, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Mansfield (1965 Route 57 and Allen Rd, Hackettstown, NJ) 
  • ShopRite of Marmora (4 Roosevelt Blvd, Marmora, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Millburn (220 Main St, Millburn, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Millville (2130 N. 2nd St, Millville, NJ)  
  • ShopRite of Montague, NJ (10A State Route 23, Montague, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Newark (206 Springfield Ave, Newark, NJ) 
  • ShopRite of Northvale (246 Livingston St, Northvale, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Nutley (437 N Franklin Ave, Nutley, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Oakland (14 Post Road, Oakland, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Old Bridge (Fairway Plaza, 2239 US 9, Old Bridge, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Paramus  (224 Rt 4 East At Forest Ave,  Paramus, NJ) 
  • Shoprite of Passaic (503 Paulison Avenue, Passaic, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Rio Grande (Rio Grande Plaza Shopping Center, 1700 NJ-47, Rio Grande, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Sicklerville (542 Berlin Cross Keys Rd, Sicklerville, NJ): Wed March 29, 12pm-2pm 
  • ShopRite of Springfield (727 Morris Turnpike, Springfield Township, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Spotswood (380 Summerhill Rd, Spotswood, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Stirling (1153 Valley Road, Stirling NJ): 4 hour demos on March 29 and April 1 to raise awareness of whole grains and the importance of choosing them over traditional refined grains.
  • ShopRite of Wallington (375 Paterson Ave., Wallington, NJ)
  • ShopRite of Washington (2 Clubhouse Dr., Washington, NJ) 
  • ShopRite of Watchung (1701 US-22, Watchung, NJ) 
  • ShopRite of Wayne (625 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ): Visit Natalie to learn how to incorporate whole grains into your diet and enjoy a taste of the whole grain snack
  • ShopRite of West Berlin (Rt 73 at Minck Ave, West Berlin, NJ)
  • ShopRite of West Deptford (45 Parkville Station Rd, West Deptford, NJ) 
  • ShopRite of Wharton (314 Route 15, Wharton, NJ) 
  • ShopRite of Williamstown (Black Horse Park At Gordon Ave Williamstown, NJ)

New York

  • Buonadonna’s ShopRite of Massapequa (5508 Sunrise Hwy, Massapequa, NY) 
  • ShopRite of Albany (709 Central Avenue, Albany NY)
  • ShopRite of Deer Park (1960 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park, NY)
  • ShopRite of Dolson Avenue (125 Dolson Ave, Middletown, NY) 
  • ShopRite of Monroe (Brixmor Property Group, 785 NY-17M #1, Monroe, NY) — “Guess the Whole Grain” game with customers, samples, and education about the difference between whole and refined grains
  • ShopRite of New Hyde Park (2335 New Hyde Park Rd, New Hyde Park, NY)
  • ShopRite of Niskayuna (2333 Nott St E, Niskayuna, NY) 
  • ShopRite of Uniondale (1121 Jerusalem Ave, Uniondale, NY) 
  • ShopRite of White Plains (13 City Place, White Plains, NY)

Pennsylvania

  • Cowhey Family ShopRite (942 W. Street Rd, Warminster, PA)
  • ShopRite of Bethlehem (4701 Freemansburg Ave, Bethlehem, PA)
  • ShopRite of Brodheadsville (107 Kinsley Dr, Brodheadsville, PA)
  • ShopRite of Cheltenham Square (2385 W Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA) 
  • ShopRite of Daleville (921 Drinker Turnpike, Suite 24, Covington Township, PA): whole grain product samples & whole grain information table
  • ShopRite of Fox Street (2800 Fox St, Philadelphia, PA) 
  • ShopRite of Morrell Plaza (9910 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA) - demo table with samples of various Grainful frozen meals, and educational materials on the health benefits of whole grains and fiber
  • ShopRite of Stroudsburg (51 N 3rd St, Stroudsburg, PA)
  • ShopRite of West Chester (1115 W. Chester Pike, West Chester, PA): The RD will be sampling various products from 10am-2pm. Stop by for recipes, product samples, coupons, trivia and more!
  • ShopRite of Whitman Plaza (330 W. Oregon Ave. Philadelphia, PA) 
  • ShopRite of Yardley (1603 Big Oak Road, Yardley, PA)

Skogen’s Festival Foods

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Festival Foods will be using Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to promote their whole grain choices.


Smith College (Northampton, ma)

Smith College a will have a special Whole Grain Sampling Day event at the Campus Center Café at noon on March 29th. Students can expect to learn more about the benefits and approachability of whole grains as well where on to find dishes containing whole grains on campus. Students can look forward to samples of delicious grain based dishes served at Smith.


South Dakota State University

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, students at South Dakota State University will be able to sample various whole grain options at a tasting table in The Union.


Stop & Shop

Select Stop & Shop locations will have Whole Grain Sampling Day events and tastings, to encourage customers to try more whole grains. See details on some of the participating stores below:

  • Chelmsford Stop & Shop (299 Chelmsford Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824): Whole Grain Sampling Day events March 14 & 16 from 12-2.

Success

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Success® is having a Facebook Giveaway of their all new Tri-Color Boil-in-Bag Quinoa! Visit Success Rice on Facebook on March 29 for more details and to enter for your chance to win!


SUNY Cortland

SUNY Cortland will be celebrating whole grains all month long during March with whole grain samples and games throughout campus, and on Whole Grain Sampling Day, there will be a special whole grain cooking class in the dining hall.


Syracuse University

For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Syracuse University Food Services will be offering samples of whole grain menu items and will be promoting whole grains on social media.


The Teff Company

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, The Teff Company will be randomly giving away 4 sample packs of their whole grain Maskal Teff Grains and Flours to their Instagram followers. Be sure to follow them on Instagram (@teffco) for a chance to win!


Tenera Grains

On Whole Grain Sampling Day (March 29), Tenera Grains will be having a sale on their 2 pound brown teff flour (marked down from $11 to $7.50). Stock up while the offer is hot!


Texas A&M University

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, TAMU will be promoting menu whole grain items throughout the dining halls. We will also have games such as Guess the Grains, displays, samplings, and educational tables in the dining halls and on the other TAMU campuses: Galveston and Corpus Christi.


To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co.

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co. will be partnering with the French Pressed Home Bakery in Union Springs, Alabama (108 Conecuh Ave E) to bake up some sprouted treats (scones, muffins, cookies, and cake) and host a sprouted whole grain bake sale all day with proceeds going to the Bullock County Humane Society. They will even be making sprouted whole grain dog treats!


Towson University (Towson, md) 

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, students at Towson University can look forward to special whole grain menu items and educational tables.


Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)  

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, students at Tulane can look forward to special whole grain menu items and educational tables with samples of a featured whole grain recipe. 


University of Alabama

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the University of Alabama will be educating students about the benefits of eating whole grains through Whole Grain Trivia and sampling tasty whole grain products. 


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

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, grain bowls will be featured at all three main dining halls and on social media. Students may also participate in a whole grain scavenger hunt around campus.


University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Healthy Foods & Nutrition class will discuss whole grains and their health benefits, and learn about the different grains. Additionally, Chef Philippe Ducrot will feature whole grains in his lunch menu for the day.


University of Florida

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Gator Dining Services will be promoting whole grain options at the Fresh Food Company (a residential dining hall) to encourage students to eat more of them!


University of Florida Extension

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Polk County UF/IFAS Extension will offer whole grains to UF/IFAS office staff and at meetings with partner organizations that day. They will also be offering whole grains in their diabetes classes that day, along with nutrition information about the health benefits of eating whole grains. 


University of Illinois

For Whole Grain Sampling Day, the University of Illinois will utilize SAMPLED (their pop-up sampling stations) across the dining halls to spotlight new whole grain recipes for potential inclusion in the regular menu cycle.


The University of Iowa

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the University of Iowa will be featuring a build-you-own whole grain salad using sorghum and kasha!


University of Kansas

The University of Kansas will celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day with whole grain themed menus and special educational tables. 


University of Louisville

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the University of Louisville will be promoting whole grains in their residential dining halls and throughout campus to encourage students to eat more of them!


University of Maryland

The University of Maryland will be incorporating Whole Grain Sampling Day into their “MyPlate Month” celebration of National Nutrition Month. Throughout the last week of March, there will be tabling events about whole grains and special whole grain menu items will be featured.


University of Massachusetts — Amherst

UMass Amherst will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day in all dining halls on Wednesday, March 29 by highlighting whole grain options.


University of Michigan

On whole Grain Sampling Day, residential dining halls at Michigan will be featuring at least one whole grain option at each meal.  The whole grain options will be promoted via digital boards. 


University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is incorporating Whole Grain Sampling Day into their National Nutrition Month festivities. Throughout the week of Whole Grain Sampling Day, all residential restaurants on campus will have a special whole grain sampling event with a fresh fruited Wild Rice Salad tasting prepared by the residential Executive Chef  and whole grain trivia questions.


University of Missouri

For Whole Grain Sampling Day, the University of Missouri is getting an early start! On Monday, March 20, the University of Missouri will have special whole grain menu items in their dining halls, and will encourage whole grain choices to the students.


University of Oklahoma Physicians Clinic (Tulsa, OK)

The OU Physicians Clinic for Union Public School Employees is celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day by offering a Whole Grains 101 lunch & learn program to their 2,000 employees, as well as email announcements and flyers about whole grains & the event. The program organizers are also hoping to offer a similar program for transportation drivers between their bus routes.


University of Pittsburgh

The Nutrition & Dietetics department at the University of Pittsburgh will celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day by promoting the benefits of whole grains to community members of all ages. They will incorporate social media promotions, tastings, and giveaways.


University of Southern California

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, USC Hospitality will feature a whole grain table with food samples and a whole grain trivia game at the Trojan Farmers Market.


University of Tennessee Medical Center

Food City dietitian Elizabeth Hall is joining the Healthy Living Kitchen team for a grocery store tour (March 29, 10:30-11:30am). Participants will also sample a recipe made with whole grains as part of the Whole Grains Sampling Day. Class is free, but registration is required. The first 20 registered participants will receive a free reusable shopping bag. Learn more here.


University of Utah

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, in the Heritage Dining Room (main dining hall for residents) at the University of Utah, the chef plans to incorporate whole grains at each station. He’s also going to be doing some educating/training with the associates so that the team can educate students on the benefits of eating whole grains.  


University of Vermont

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, students at the University of Vermont can look forward to special whole grain menu items and educational tables with samples of a featured whole grain recipe at lunch & dinner. 


University of Wisconsin (Green Bay, WI) 

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the University of Wisconsin — Green Bay will have a special “Guess the Grain and Sample the Salad” event. The dietitian will invite guests to match the grain with its name, then guess which salad was made with that grain. Samples will be offered of all the salads, along with recipe cards. There will also be a “Premium Night” in the dining hall featuring a build your own Grain Bowl with grains, greens, protein, toppings, and sauce. 


University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming will celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day by showcasing special whole grain recipes in the dining halls at the end of March.


Upfront Foods

To celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day, Upfront Foods will be offering samples of their Whole Grain Upfront Granola in select grocery stores on March 29. They will also be giving out samples of their granola to the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers After School Care Program. Along with Upfront granola, the kids will also sing along to the Whole Grain Train Song. 


Urban Hippie Granola

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Urban Hippie will be releasing 2 limited time NEW granola flavors on their online site, urbanhippiegranola.com! They will also be sampling these new granolas at the Green Living Show April 7-9. Stay tuned to find out what the new flavors are, and get yours while they last.


Utah State University

The Dining Services at Utah State University is planning an event in main Food Court on Wednesday, March 29th to highlight whole grain products from their in-house bakery as well as have a Chef Demo. They will also be educating the students, faculty, staff, and campus guests about the benefits of whole grain utilizing students enrolled in the dietetics program at USU.


Virginia Tech

Whole Grain Sampling Day will be a weeklong celebration at Virginia Tech! Each day, a different dining center will be featured, highlighting special whole grain menu items. Students who post a picture of these whole grain dishes to social media will be entered to win a mini-fridge makeover of healthy snacks and whole grains.


WakeMed Cary Hospital (Cary, NC)

WakeMed Cary will be hosting a Whole Grain Sampling Day event on Thursday, March 30 as part of their National Nutrition Month celebration. The event will feature a whole grains infographic and educational materials, along with information on the new nutrition facts panel and National Nutrition Month. 


Washington State University

Hillside Café will feature several whole-grain dishes at lunch on March 29th. Chef Jason Butcherite will be making a homemade spelt bread and a lemon-herb bulgur pilaf, which will be offered as side dishes. Barley will be incorporated with the vegetable side with wilted kale. The salad bar will feature a black bean & quinoa salad. Northside Café will feature whole grains at both breakfast and lunch. Chef Matthew Lasof will be offering a hot amaranth breakfast cereal made with coconut milk and honey. Lunch will feature an asparagus risotto made with einkorn and parmesan cheese, as well as a tabbouleh salad made with bulgur, mint, cucumber, & tomatoes.


Way Better Snacks

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Way Better Snacks will be sampled at various supermarkets across the country, and they will also be doing a social media giveaway! Visit their Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram on Whole Grain Sampling Day for more details.


Weis Markets

Weis Dietitians will be offering Great Grains Tasting Events on or around Whole Grain Sampling Day to sample recipes featuring a variety of whole grains while explaining their many health benefits. See participating stores below:

  • Doylestown Weis Markets (73 Old Dublin Pike, Doylstown, PA), Thursday, 3/30, 11am-2pm
  • Huntingdon Valley Weis Markets (2100 County Line Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA), Wednesday, 3/29, 12-3pm
  • Lewisburg Weis Markets (Route 15 North, Lewisburg, PA), Thursday, 3/30, 3-5pm
  • Selinsgrove Weis Markets (719 Route 522, Selinsgrove, PA), Thursday, 3/30, 11am-1pm

West Virginia University

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, students at West Virginia University can look forward to special whole grain menu items and educational tables with samples of a featured whole grain recipe at dinner, at Evansdale Cafe.  The menu will feature whole grain buns, whole grain pasta, wheat berry salad, Simplot salad, chicken and wild rice on the demo, and whole grain cookies.


WHEAT FOODS COUNCIL

On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Wheat Foods Council will be promoting whole wheat on social media (@wheatfoods).