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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 25, 2020, partner by partner (in alphabetical order):
For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Ammonoosuc Community Health Services will be incorporating a “traditional whole grains” theme into their monthly community cooking show, which takes place in the café area of their community’s food cooperative (https://www.littletoncoop.com) on Tuesday, March 24.
On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Dining will be organizing a station takeover highlighting whole grain options in the dining hall.
Chef Annmarie Chelius will be demoing our Three Sisters Wild Rice Salad recipe in her Culture, Class and Cuisine course on Whole Grain Sampling Day.
The Big Y at 300 Cooley St in Springﬁeld, MA will keep the Whole Grain Sampling Day momentum going, featuring a whole grain sampling table in-store Thursday, March 26.
Blue Zones will be sharing whole grain tips and content through their social media channels on Whole Grain Sampling Day.
Boise State University will celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day with food samples, nutrition information, giveaways, and interactive games. They will also be highlighting all the existing whole grain dishes on their dining hall menus.
Boloco will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day by oﬀering whole grain samples within their restaurants and by posting on social media.
- Atlantic Wharf: 284 Congress St, Boston, MA
- Berklee College of Music: 1080 Boylston St, Boston, MA
- Boston Common: 176 Boylston St, Boston, MA
- Children’s Hospital: 283 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA
- Congress Street: 50 Congress St, Boston, MA
- Federal Street: 133 Federal St, Boston, MA
- Hanover, NH: 35 South Main St, Hanover, NH
- Lynnﬁeld: 425 Market St, Lynnﬁeld, mA
Registered Dietitian, Bonnie Taub-Dix will be sharing whole grain content via her social media channels in celebration of Whole Grain Sampling Day.
Boston University will be extending the Whole Grain Sampling Day fun, celebrating on Thursday, April 2. The Sargent Choice Nutrition Center and Boston University Student Ambassadors will be handing out samples of individually-packaged 100% whole grain snacks, as well as information about identifying and enjoying the beneﬁts of whole grains. Find them in the lobby of the Geroge Sherman Union from 11am — 1pm on April 2.
The Cherokee Nation A-Mo Health Center will be hosting a Whole Grain Sampling Day food demonstration and taste testing event, with the goal of promoting and encouraging whole grain consumption through healthy cooking and balanced meals.
For Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Cherokee Nation Redbird Smith Health Center will be oﬀering whole grain samples and educational materials in their outpatient clinic waiting area.
The City of Oak Harbor Wellness Committee will be coordinating activities to introduce the 180 Oak Harbor City employees to whole grains and to inspire them to add more whole grains to their lives.
On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Consulate of Mexico in Boston will be hosting a lecture in Spanish about whole grains. The event will include samples of whole grain recipes and will be open to the community.
The EAC Network will be hosting a nutrition workshop with both a Nutrition Month and Whole Grain Sampling Day twist.
In celebration of Whole Grain Sampling Day, vegan cookbook author and food writer, Ellen Kanner, will be promoting whole grain recipes via social media.
For Whole Grain Sampling Day, New York Times bestselling author and TV host, Ellie Krieger, will be sharing a whole grain recipe through her social media channels.
Family Fare supermarkets in Omaha will be promoting Whole Grain Sampling Day on social media and will be oﬀering whole grain demos in select stores.
FoodCorps will be promoting Whole Grain Sampling Day to all of their service members through their weekly email newsletter, to encourage service members to plan whole-grain focused events at their sites.
For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Georgia Tech’s campus dietitians will be collaborating with dining services to organize a tabling event, oﬀering whole grain samples prepared by the campus chefs. They are also hoping to provide whole grain giveaways to students and employees.
The Grain Foods Foundation will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day by sharing whole grain content on social media.
In celebration of Whole Grain Sampling Day, Hamilton City Schools will be oﬀering samples of overnight oats in a few diﬀerent ﬂavors. They will also oﬀer education on whole grains, and will feature special whole grain foods on their menu.
For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Pat Vasconcellos will be promoting whole grains with her patients and oﬀering them coupons/give-aways. She will also be promoting whole grain products with her behavioral weight loss program.
On Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Hematology Oncology Associates of Central New York will be hosting a sampling event for their 250+ employees.
For Whole Grain Sampling Day, students in the Dietetic Technician program (in conjunction with the Culinary Managment program and Hospitality Club) will be providing educational materials and whole grain samples to students, faculty and staﬀ at Hillsborough Community College.
In celebration of Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Home Baking Association will be promoting whole grain baking ideas and recipes through their blog.
The Fitchburg, WI Hy-Vee will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day with samples from a variety of brands featuring some fun and easy ways to get whole grains into your diet. In-store dietitian, Kacie, will be available with recipes and to answer any health or wellness questions.
In celebration of Whole Grain Sampling Day, IFIC will be share facts, tips, and resources about whole grains on social media.
Chef and RD, Julie Harrington, will be posting an informative Whole Grain Sampling Day blog post about diﬀerent varieties of whole grains and recipes that include them.
King Arthur Flour will be promoting Whole Grain Sampling Day by posting about whole grains on social media.
Maria Speck, cookbook author and Whole Grains Council culinary advisor, will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day by sharing a recipe from her book, Simply Ancient Grains, on social media.
For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Mbobanjack Enterprise, an agricultural importer in Gambia, will be oﬀering special whole grain menu items to their customers. They will be highlighting delicious African foods such as local pancakes, and porridge.
For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Meatless Monday will be using social media to share meatless recipes that feature whole grains.
For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Minute Rice and Success Rice plans to partner with RDs and nutritionists to showcase the variety of Minute Instant and ready-to-serve whole grain products they have available, and to demonstrate the cooking versatility of these items.
Emese from My Pure Plants will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day with a special recipe post on her blog.
NourishKC operates the Kansas City Community Kitchen, where they serve a hot, nutritionally-balanced lunch to about 400 food-insecure individuals every weekday. On Whole Grain Sampling Day they will be featuring at least one whole grain item on their entree menu, and they will be using table tents to communicate information about whole grains throughout the week.
For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Ohio State University will be hosting a whole grain pop-up in one of their largest all-you-care-to-eat dining halls. Students will be able to build their own grain bowls at this pop-up station and one of the Dining Services dietitians will be there to answer questions.
Oklahoma State University will be organizing a whole grain sampling table on campus in celebration of Whole Grain Sampling Day.
For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Palm Beach Atlantic University will have a Soba Noodle Bar. Students will be able to create their own soba noodle bowl and will be provided literature on the nutritional beneﬁts of whole grains.
Pilgrim’s Market will host a 3-hour Whole Grain Sampling Day demo celebrating whole grains with their customers. They will be promoting the event on social media and in the store.
On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Maiya Ahluwalia, a private practive RD based in the Greater Toronto Area, will be sampling whole grain products and teaching her clients about the beneﬁts of whole grains.
For Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Nutrition Educator at Second Harvest Food Bank of NWPA will be working with 10 local pantries to organize nutrition education demos that incorporate whole grains. She will be sampling whole grain products that are available in the pantries at that time.
- Bethany Outreach Food Panty: 254 East 10th Street, Erie, PA
- Cathedral of St. Paul Food Pantry: 134 West 7th Street, Erie, PA
- Christian Cupboard Food Pantry: 34 Church Street, Girard, PA
- Edinboro Food Pantry: 150 South Perry Lane, Edinboro, PA
- First Alliance Church Food Pantry: 2939 Zimmerly Road, Erie, PA
- Kearsarge Area Food Pantry: 2402 West Grandview Boulevard, Erie, PA
- Northwestern Food Pantry: 1 Robb and Powell Avenue, Albion, PA
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel Food Pantry: 1531 East Grandview Boulevard, Erie, PA
- Sacred Heart Chruch Food Pantry: 816 West 26th Street, Erie, PA
- Union City Food Pantry: 42 East High Street, Union City, PA
Select locations of ShopRite will celebrate with special Whole Grain Sampling Day events. See store for details.
- ShopRite of Bristol: 1200 Farmington Ave & US-6, Bristol, CT
- ShopRite of Canton: 110 Albany Turnpike, Canton, CT
- ShopRite of Enﬁeld: 40 Hazard Avenue, Enﬁeld, CT
- ShopRite of Waterbury: 943 Wolcott St, Waterbury, CT
- ShopRite of Greater Morristown: 178 E Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ
- ShopRite of Lincoln Park: 60 Beaver Brook Rd, Lincoln Park, NJ
- ShopRite of Marlton: 307 West Route 70, Marlton, NJ
- ShopRite of Montague: 10 A Rt 23 Tri State Mall, Montague Township, NJ
- ShopRite of Northvale: 246 Livingston St, Northvale, NJ
- ShopRite of Succasunna: 281 State Route 10 E, Succasunna, NJ
- ShopRite of Middletown: 125 Dolson Ave, Middletown, NY
- ShopRite of Vails Gate: 384 Windsor Highway, Vails Gate, NY
- ShopRite of Daleville: 921 Drinker Turnpike, Suite 24, Covington Township, PA
- ShopRite of Morrell Plaza: 9910 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA
In celebration of Whole Grain Sampling Day, Silver Palate will be providing free samples of their Grain Berry Whole Grain Cereals with ONYX® Sorghum to local schools.
Skogen’s Festival Foods in Wisconsin will be promoting Whole Grain Sampling Day with their customers and sharing a tasty whole grain recipe on Instagram.
SUNY Cortland will be including a Whole Grain Sampling Day celebration as part of their National Nutrition Month event, oﬀering nutrition information and samples of recipes containing whole grains.
In celebration of Whole Grain Sampling Day, The Houstonian Club will be handing out samples of whole grains and organizing a live demonstration of diﬀerent whole grain options.
In the lead-up to Whole Grain Sampling Day, Thurston County Food Bank will be working with a local student to organize a whole grain food drive. On the 25th itself, they will host a tasting event and distribute the whole grain items collected in their food drive. They will be posting about these events on their social media pages to help spread the word.
In celebration of Whole Grain Sampling Day, the UH Otis Moss Jr. Health Center is planning several events throughout the month of March. They will be hosting an interactive “snacktivity” station in collaboration with their local WIC oﬃce in the lobby of their outpatient women and children’s clinic. They will also be organizaing store tours with product samples at the supermarket across the street.
On March 13, in early celebration of Whole Grain Sampling Day, Chef Mosley in the PTC Culinary Arts department will host a lesson on whole grains in her Food Production III class.
For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Gator Dining at the University of Florida will have a Soba Noodle Bar. Students will be able to create their own soba noodle bowl and will be provided literature on the nutritional beneﬁts of whole grains.
The University of Georgia will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day early, on Tuesday, March 24. They will be highlighting the daily whole grain oﬀerings in their largest dining halls: Bolton and Village Summit. There will be stickers on the serving lines that say “I’m a Whole Grain” and they will have large displays on why students should choose whole grains, with large maps of where to ﬁnd them in the dining commons.
The University of Montana’s Campus Dining will be highlighting oﬀerings across campus operations. Each location will oﬀer diﬀerent options, including whole grain pancakes, bagels, salads, burger buns, and pizza made with whole wheat crust from Montana wheat.
UNF Dining Services will collaborate with the campus library in a tabling event at the University of North Florida. The library will display resources highlighting various grains, the history of grains, recipes, and farming. UNF Dining Services will provide a whole grain sample (popcorn, quinoa salad, sorghum, etc.) for the students and staﬀ in celebration of Whole Grain Sampling Day and Nutrition Month. We’ll have coupons from various brands and possibly a virtual reality sensory study with sorghum.
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.
The USA Rice Federation will be hosting whole grain trivia and a recipe contest on Whole Grain Sampling Day. Engaged accounts will be chosen as winners and will be eligible to receive a USA Rice Prize Pack that includes a rice cooker and US-grown rice samples among other things.
In celebration of Whole Grain Sampling Day, the Vermont Department of Mental Health will provide various samples of whole grain breads and cereals for their staﬀ to sample.
On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Washington State University will celebrate by featuring whole grain dishes in each of their three Dining Centers and passing out samples for students to try.
For Whole Grain Sampling Day, Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School will conduct a whole grain taste test during their lunch periods, encouraging over 800 students to try the samples and learn more about whole grains. They will also teach lessons in Family and Consumer Sciences about the beneﬁts of eating whole grain foods.
The Fogelsville, PA store (7801 Glenlivet Dr W) will host a Whole Grain Sampling Day event that helps educate customers about label reading, and cooking and eating whole grains. They will oﬀer a tasting of whole grain foods/products that customers may be less familiar with.
Attend this annual Whole Grain Sampling Day event and sample recipes made from 10 diﬀerent grains. Each grain station will feature information on preparing the grain (in both ﬂour and berry form) and where to ﬁnd it locally. Other local food professionals will join the instructor to share their expertise. Participants will ﬁnish the evening with a satisfying piece of teﬀ cake, whipped cream, and pomegranate arils.
Yale University will be celebrating Whole Grain Sampling Day with a table set up in the lobby of the Yale University Health Center. Participants will be able to sample whole grains and receive information about incorporating whole grains into their diet.
On Whole Grain Sampling Day, Yale University Hospitality will oﬀer a whole grain poke bowl at all fourteen of their dining hall locations. The dish will include a whole grain base and an assortment of delicious toppings, mix-ins, and sauces.