Celebrate with us the

International Whole Grain Day November 19th


2020 has brought many things, including a reminder of how important resilient, sustainable, productive, and healthy food systems are in our lives. For policy makers, it is a fundamental task to continue to invest in policies to tackle the “triple challenge” of simultaneously providing food security and nutrition to a growing global population, ensuring the livelihoods of millions of people working along the food chain farm to fork, and ensuring the environmental sustainability of the sector in the medium and long term. Studies show that whole grain foods save water, provide more food and less waste, and support better land use and healthy soil.


As part of our 2nd Annual International Whole Grain Day celebration, watch key opinion leaders from around the globe offer their support for whole grains!

Join the International Whole Grain Day Webinar

On Nov. 19th, 3:30-5:00 PM CET the WGI, the FAO, and a host of global leaders discussed how the daily consumption of whole grains is a vital part of not only healthy, but also sustainable diets. Here you can find the detailed programme.

The recording of this live webinar will be available soon here.

Check out & share the Whole Grain Day Teaser videos

As part of our 2nd Annual International Whole Grain Day celebration, watch key opinion leaders from around the globe offer their support for whole grains! While the full-length video will debut during the November 19th webinar, we encourage you to share the teaser videos below with your networks to help drum up excitement and promote registration!



Sign & share the Whole Grain Day Pledge

The Whole Grain Pledge, linked below, gives everyone the opportunity to do their part in supporting whole grains! Anyone from consumers to dietitians to nonprofits are encouraged to sign the Pledge. Share with your networks, promote to your social media, and show your support by submitting your own call-to-action! 





View the list of signatures here

Other ways to celebrate with us the Whole Grain Day

  • Plan a Whole Grain Event of Your Own

There are so many ways to celebrate International Whole Grain Day in your own community. Organize an educational webinar or a whole grain baking class for your own audience. If you’re a food company, offer a special discount or giveaway to celebrate the big day. Choose a local school or charity and make a donation of whole grain products. The possibilities are endless, and we encourage you to be creative! If you want to share your activities and/or pictures please feel free to send them also to us and we'll share them here on the WGI webpage!


  • Share Whole Grain Content on Your Social Channels All Month Long                           

We encourage you to celebrate International Whole Grain Day in your own way. Share your favorite whole grain recipes, talk about your favorite grains, provide your audience with tips for finding and enjoying whole grains. Just remember to use #internationalWGDay, #makeyourgrainswhole, or #choosewholegrains to help amplify your message! You can also tag us at @eatwholegrains on Twitter and Instagram. We’ll be sharing content throughout November and encourage you to lend your voice as well!