March 2, 2020 - 9:57am -- shoemaker.306@o...

Mahoning County OSU Extension’s SNAP-Ed program brings Whole Grain Sampling Day to local participants

Wednesday, March 25, is Whole Grain Sampling Day, and the Mahoning County SNAP-Ed team will be celebrating by showcasing whole grain recipes and products. SNAP-Ed is joining dozens of stores, restaurants, businesses, schools, and healthcare organizations throughout the country and around the world in offering special promotions and samples of whole grain foods.

Studies show that switching to whole grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases. While benefits are most pronounced for those consuming at least three servings daily, some studies show reduced risks from as little as one serving daily—so every whole grain helps.

Organized by Boston-based non-profit Oldways and its Whole Grains Council, last year’s celebration prompted millions of Americans to taste a variety of delicious, healthy whole grains, and the momentum continues for this ninth annual event in 2020.

Everyone is encouraged to join in the whole grain conversation on social media by using the hashtag #SampleWholeGrains. Visit the Whole Grain Sampling Day page of the Whole Grains Council website for full details and activity listings.