Volume 101 | March 2018
Tomorrow is Whole Grain Sampling Day!
With more than 150 live events happening across the country, you may find a celebration happening right in your hometown. No matter where you live, you can celebrate with us by trying a new whole grain food, and using the hashtag #SampleWholeGrains . Don’t forget to tag us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook!
Rye Renaissance
“For decades rye has been one of America’s best-kept and undeservedly obscure culinary secrets, and I rejoice that others have begun discovering its joys,” wrote Stanley Ginsberg, in The Rye Baker . Find out why this whole grain flour is popping up in pastries around the country, and what rye flour can do for your baked goods.
Whole Grain Diet Helps Gut Bacteria to Better Manage Diabetes
In a study of 43 patients with diabetes in China, patients were randomly assigned to standard education about balanced diets and blood sugar management, or a high-fiber diet with whole grains and traditional Chinese medicinal foods. Over the 12-week study, significantly more people in the whole grain group got their blood sugar to a well-managed level. Additionally, researchers found that the fiber from whole grains helped certain gut bacteria to produce short chain fatty acids, which in turn helped the body better manage blood sugar.
Hot off the Press: Our NEW Book!
Whole Grains Around the World: An Oldways 4-Week Menu Plan, features a full week of whole grain meal plans inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, African Heritage Diet, Latin American Heritage Diet, and Traditional Asian Diet. Learn more about this project, and get your copy today!
3 Ways to Use Quinoa,
March’s Whole Grain of the Month
This colorful salad, which features quinoa, March’s Whole Grain of the Month, travels beautifully, making it ideal for potlucks, parties, or brown-bagging to lunch.

An Oldways Whole Grains Council recipe
Whole grain pita pockets are one of our favorite carriers for veggie burgers, as they make the perfect catchall for any stray crumbles.

An Oldways Whole Grains Council recipe
This mildly sweet oatmeal alternative comes together in minutes for a satisfying, nourishing start to your day. 

An Oldways Whole Grains Council Recipe

Kelly Toups, MLA, RD, LDN 
Director of Nutrition

Caroline Sluyter
Whole Grains Council Program Director

Abby Clement
Whole Grain Stamp Program Manager