Volume 131 | September 2020
Whole Grains Month is Not Over Yet!
Join Us for the Final Challenge
Thank you all for celebrating #WholeGrainsMonth with us! September is not over yet, and we’ve already had 1,136 contest entries for a chance to win some exciting whole grain foods and goodies. It’s not too late to join us in the home stretch! To close out Whole Grains Month this week, we are giving away 5 prize bundles. Each bundle comes with $100, plus delicious whole grain products. Are you ready for a chance to win? Visit our website to learn what the final whole grain challenge is.
WEBINAR: Understanding Whole Grain Processing & Impacts on Nutrition (11/19 at 3pm ET)
In this upcoming session sponsored by the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition, Dr. Caleigh Sawicki of Tufts University and Dr. Eric Decker, of the University of Massachusetts will share updates on the health benefits of whole grains and why whole grains were an especially important part of the report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee, as well as research on how various processing methods impact the health of whole grains.
WEBINAR: Cultivating Cultural Awareness through Food (10/3 at 1:45pm ET)
In this upcoming CACFP “Saturday Summit,” Oldways President Sara Baer-Sinnott and Coleen Donnelly, Corporate Chef K-12/Higher Education at InHarvest will explore cultural models of healthy eating from around the world, with practical tips, insight, and whole grain recipes for diverse populations, with a special focus on Gen Z. 
Is "Whole Wheat" a "Whole Grain"?
While both science and common sense confirm that whole wheat that contains all of its original bran, germ, and endosperm is considered a whole grain, researchers recently tested a biomarker of whole grain content to find out more. We explore why this controversial study promotes sensationalism over science.
Rice & Wild Rice Recipes
Kabocha squash, sometimes called Japanese squash, has a has a vaguely sweet flavor and vibrant orange-y red color. If you are unable to find some or prefer other squash such as butternut or acorn, they are just as healthy, delicious, and beautiful. The finishing touch is a bed of brown rice, September's Whole Grain of the Month.

An Oldways recipe
Bright, colorful and flavorful salad combines the salty crunch of pistachios with tangy citrus and chewy, nutty wild and brown rice.

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger
This hearty soup blends the best of Caribbean soup ingredients – black beans, tomato, and rice – all in one. The rich tomato base wraps the vegetables, beans, and rice in herb-filled flavor.

An Oldways recipe