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Take the Wholegrain Goodness challenge and you could win supermarket vouchers worth up to £250. NOW CLOSED

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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).

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 26-Jan-14 11:54:31

Hi - just to remind you the feedback thread is here thanks

subers Tue 04-Feb-14 09:11:52

The wholegrain challenge has worked really well in our house. Shredded wheat, porridge and Weetabix for breakfast never again will we be going back to krave and sugar puffs! I have made nourishing soups with pearl barley that have been really tasty especially when you add some low salt bouillion powder magic stuff! Wholemeal sandwiches everyday for lunch, cakes made with wholemeal self raising flour, wholemeal breadcrumbs on fish and chicken. Lentils added galore to curries and casseroles and queen of puddings with wholemeal bread is delicious. No bowel problems which I know people don't want to hear but when my son was 5 and having to see a specialist for mega colon and taking massive doses of laxative everyday is now music to my ears! A change for life in our household. Great ideas from everyone /emo/te/1.gif

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