Empowering Next Generations with Whole Grain – The International Whole Grain Day Celebration

The International Whole Grain Day celebration is just around the corner, scheduled for November 15, 2023. This annual event, running from 16:00 to 17:30 CET, promises to be a significant gathering of experts, policymakers, academics, and health advocates. The celebration will be hosted both in person at the European Parliament, courtesy of MEP Manuela Ripa, and through a livestream online, making it accessible to a global audience. Organized by the Whole Grain Initiative, the event will tackle the pivotal role of whole grains in promoting healthy and sustainable diets. It will also delve into how science-backed policy initiatives can combat alarmingly low whole grain consumption levels in Europe.


Why Whole Grain Matters

Whole grains are a powerhouse of nutrition and sustainability. They offer an array of health benefits, from improved digestion to a reduced risk of chronic diseases. Additionally, whole grains play a crucial role in sustainable food systems by minimizing environmental impacts. In recognition of their significance, International Whole Grain Day aims to shine a spotlight on these nutritional powerhouses.


A Thought-Provoking Agenda

The event boasts an engaging agenda, featuring two panel discussions. The first panel will underscore the importance of instilling nutritious and sustainable eating habits from a young age. Experts will explore the benefits of incorporating whole grains into children's diets and discuss strategies to make this transition seamless.

In the second panel, a focus will be placed on the need for enhanced education and enabling measures that encourage young people to embrace whole grains. This discussion is crucial as it aims to empower the next generation with the knowledge and tools they need to make healthy choices.


Get Involved

The International Whole Grain Day celebration is open to anyone interested in promoting healthier diets and a more sustainable future. To participate in this enlightening event, please register here. Keep an eye out for the event program, which will be released in the coming weeks, detailing the exciting discussions and esteemed speakers who will grace the occasion.


As the world strives for better health and a more sustainable future, the International Whole Grain Day celebration serves as a beacon of hope and a source of knowledge. Join us on November 15, 2023, as we empower the next generations with the goodness of whole grains and drive positive change in our food systems.


Register now: https://bit.ly/ICC-WGD23