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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 06-Jan-14 12:44:01

We've been asked by to find MNers to take part in a 2 week wholegrain challenge starting Monday 20th January.

Here's what, a not-for-profit campaign aiming to inspire people to eat more wholegrain, say about the challenge: "Most of us know it's important to eat at least five portions of fruit and veg every day, but did you know you should be eating more wholegrain to keep you healthy too?

Nutritionists encourage eating at least three servings of wholegrain a day. But despite the nutritional benefits, national surveys show that 95% of adults don't do this, and almost a third don't eat any at all. So try something different for your new year's resolutions this year - take part in our wholegrain challenge to help us inspire mums to get more nutritious wholegrain into their family's diet and we'll enter you into a prize draw."

Here's what's involved:

- This is open to all UK MNers with at least one child aged between 2 and 16 living at home.

- The challenge is to include wholegrain in at least ONE meal or snack for the family per day for two weeks and then to feedback by Sunday 9th February latest to be entered into a prize draw. You can use the variety of wholegrain foods available, such as wholegrain breads, breakfast cereals, pasta, rice, flour and even popcorn. And feel free to take part if you and your family already eat wholegrains.

- 100 MNers will be selected as 'official testers'. If selected, you'll be sent a £10 supermarket voucher to contribute towards the cost of buying wholegrain foods. This voucher will be for one of two supermarkets - you can submit your preference when you sign up. All 'officials' who post their feedback on the MN thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £250 supermarket voucher of choice.

- You can still take part if you don't get selected as an 'official'. All 'non-officials' who take part in the challenge and post their feedback on the MN thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £150 supermarket voucher of choice.

If you'd like to take part in the challenge, please sign up here.

We'll be in touch with the 100 MNers selected to take part in the challenge next Monday 13th.


Please note: comments made on this thread may be reproduced by Wholegrain Goodness (AHDB).

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supermariossister Mon 06-Jan-14 13:56:29

signed up smile. this would be really interesting as we are trying to eat better as a family

Indith Mon 06-Jan-14 18:19:45

deja vue. Did we not do this already? was fun. We still eat brown rice loads and the dcs lost their fear of any bread that is not white. ate lovely brown bread full of bits with soup containing pearl barley for dinner tonight.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 06-Jan-14 19:01:39

It was this time last year Indith! Time flies on MN! Glad to hear you are still enjoying wholegrain!

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goldface Mon 06-Jan-14 19:39:55

Signed up!

bluebump Mon 06-Jan-14 19:43:48

Signed up too!

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 06-Jan-14 21:25:01

I can't sign up as not UK but I'm doing this for January (at least). Just ate wholegrain pasta for lunch! DD (3 yo) loves this. No fear of brown bread at our house.

kateandme Tue 07-Jan-14 00:27:17

sounds great.

Willemdefoeismine Tue 07-Jan-14 07:45:34

Oops I'm not sure I totally completed the form before pressing send, Ann. I filled in my pitch spiel and then pressed on send but pretty sure I didn't fill in location and my usual Mumsnet name? Trigger happy today....blush

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 07-Jan-14 10:25:10

Willemdefoeismine - all looks fine to me!

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CambridgeBlue Tue 07-Jan-14 11:12:19

I've just signed up, we could all do with eating a bit more healthily and I'd love to do something about my DD's addiction to white bread - she's a nightmare on the few occasions I buy it!

Willemdefoeismine Tue 07-Jan-14 11:22:28

Thanks, Ann!

Fillybuster Tue 07-Jan-14 12:03:32

Done - we didn't do this last year, so keen to give it a bash this time around smile

Willemdefoeismine Tue 07-Jan-14 12:49:23

Our two have been brought up on various types of brown bread (Vogel being the favourite) but they still have a default setting to ask for white......

forgetandforgive Tue 07-Jan-14 22:04:07

i haven't signed up but me and the boys have always lived whole gain bread and cereals. they like the bread with pumpkin seeds in it.

Mograt Wed 08-Jan-14 00:33:21

Just filled in the form and pressed send but not sure if it went before the signal dropped on my Internet connection. Could you check please?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-Jan-14 11:00:02

Mograt - yep - tis ok! thanks

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FanFuckingTastic Wed 08-Jan-14 13:33:45

I'll do it... looks for form

cheekylittledevil Wed 08-Jan-14 13:35:30

Signed up! I always fed my kids homemade, healthy food, but when they become teenagers the default setting seems to be horrible sliced white bread and packet cr*p.

charlieandlola Wed 08-Jan-14 13:43:46

Done !

luciferswench Wed 08-Jan-14 13:44:10

this looks interesting.

CaramelisedOnion Wed 08-Jan-14 13:55:51

Really keen on this...been meaning to switch from wholegrain more for ages and this will help with that resolution!

CaramelisedOnion Wed 08-Jan-14 13:58:17

Also Ann please would you check mine form has gone through? Did it on my phone and don't always trust it!

DameDeepRedBetty Wed 08-Jan-14 14:49:19

I think I've joined but I didn't get the usual 'Thank you for signing up' message at the end, just thrown straight to the Products and Competitions Front Page. Could you check I'm on the list please?

dizzyday07 Wed 08-Jan-14 14:52:43

signed up!

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