US Whole Grains Month – September 2021

This marks the 11th annual US Whole Grains Month celebration put on in September by the Oldways Whole Grains Council, and the 2nd iteration of the Grainies Award challenge, brought back by popular demand after great success last year. This fall the WGC is rolling out the red carpet and rewarding consumers for their participation in a wide range of whole grain challenges.

The WholEUGrain Project: New Scientific Report on the Health Benefits of Whole Grain.

Scientists from the Danish Cancer Society and the Technical University of Denmark have written a new scientific report as a deliverable under the WholEUGrain project. The purpose of the report is to ensure the knowledge base as one of the prerequisites for establishing a national whole grain partnership in the partnering countries (Slovenia, Romania and Bosnia-Herzegovina) as well as in other European countries.

Save the date for the 3rd International Whole Grain Day: 16 November 2021

The third annual International Whole Grain Day celebration will include voices and content from all over the world. The WGI is organizing a virtual webinar on 16 November 3:30-5:00 PM CET and we aim to include speakers and experts from around the globe, highlighting how whole grains are an essential part of a healthy, sustainable diet. We invite you to participate in this webinar and spread the word throughout your organization and network.

7th Whole Grain Summit - Abstract submission deadline extended!

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 31.07.2021!

New International Working Group on Food Policy

A new International Working Group on Food Policy has kicked-off. For more details read here.

The Whole Grain Week (21-27thJune)

This Whole Grain Week (21-27thJune), the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council are encouraging Australians to make the whole grain swap – a simple dietary change that could save the Australian economy upwards of $1.4billion in healthcare and lost productivity costs, according to a new Australian-first study.

Whole Grain Webinar Series: A Perspective from Sweden

Join the new addition to the Whole Grains webinar series organized by the WGI partner Cereals & Grains to discover global attitudes toward whole grains and their production in Sweden. Past additions to the series explored the Australian, U.S., and South Korean perspectives on whole grains. 

Swapping to whole grain could save Australia billions

Australia could make healthcare savings of more than $1.4 billion annually in the treatment of heart disease and type 2 diabetes simply by swapping just three serves a day of refined grain foods to whole grains.

The new research, published this week in the international journal Nutrients, calculated the savings in healthcare costs and lost productivity associated with reductions in heart disease and type two diabetes from increased consumption of whole grains.

Free online WholEUGrain Summer School coming up soon!

The WholEUGrain project Consortium invites you to join a 3-days summer school on the 17th - 19th of May 2021, from 9.00 – 12.00 CET.

During the 3-days, you will get inspiring and up-to-date insight and knowledge on: how to establish and develop a national whole grain partnership, as well as the specific health benefits of whole grains – which emphasizes the importance of and the opportunities a whole grain partnership has to offer.

Global Definition of Whole-Grain Food

The International Working Group on Whole Grain Definition(s) is pleased to announce that the global definition for what constitutes a Whole Grain Food has been approved and endorsed by Cereals & Grains AssociationHealthGrain Forum and ICC.

Whole Grain Sampling Day – 31 March 2021

The Oldways Whole Grains Council, based in the United States, celebrates whole grains with a nationwide Whole Grain Sampling Day campaign on the last Wednesday in March each year.

Support for Whole Grains in the Scottish Parliament

A Private Members Debate was held in the Scottish Parliament on 2nd December 2020 to celebrate the International Whole Grain Day.

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