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NOW CLOSED Take part in the Wholegrain Goodness challenge for 2 weeks and receive a £10 food shopping voucher and be in with a chance of winning a £150 supermarket voucher

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 09-Jan-13 16:10:06

We've been asked by, an independent, not-for-profit campaign that aims to raise awareness of the benefits of wholegrains as part of a healthy balanced diet, and to inspire and motivate people to eat them, to find 50 Mumsnetters to take part in a 2 week Wholegrain Goodness challenge.

Here's what say about the challenge: "Most of us know it's important to eat at least five portions of fruit and veg every day, but what many of us don't know is that we should be eating more wholegrain to keep us healthy too. Nutritionists around the world encourage eating at least three servings of wholegrain a day. But despite the nutritional benefits, national surveys show that 95% of UK adults fail to reach three servings a day. In fact, on average, most of us don't even eat that in a week, and almost a third of us don't eat any at all. To help us inspire mums to get more nutritious wholegrain into their family's diet, take part in our wholegrain challenge & we'll enter you into a prize draw."

This is open to all UK MNers with at least one child aged 16 or under living at home. Here is what's involved:

- If you're selected to take part, you'll be sent a £10 voucher to contribute towards your food shopping - this voucher will be for one of two supermarkets - you can submit your preference of supermarkets when you sign up.

- The challenge will last for two weeks, starting Mon 21st Jan - please only sign up if you and your family are available to take part during w/c 21st and w/c 28th Jan. You'll be asked to post your feedback on a thread on MN.

- The challenge is to include wholegrain in one meal or snack for the family per day for two weeks, using a variety of wholegrain foods available (e.g. porridge, popcorn, oats etc.). You can visit the Wholegrain Goodness website for their guide to wholegrain, for tips on how to identify wholegrain and for wholegrain recipe ideas.

- During the challenge you'll need to give your feedback on a thread on MN. You'll be asked to share any tips and ideas you discover e.g. how to encourage children to choose wholegrains, favourite family recipes using wholegrain foods, tasty on-the-go wholegrain snack ideas, or perhaps trying out and letting us know which Wholegrain Goodness recipes you like. All selected participants who post their feedback on the thread on MN will be entered into a prize draw to win a £150 supermarket voucher of their choice.

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

We'll be in touch with the 50 MNers selected to take part in the challenge by Tues 15th Jan. If you're not selected but you'd like to try the Wholegrain Goodness challenge anyway, please do - there will be a separate prize draw for a £100 supermarket voucher of your choice for anyone who isn't an 'official' participant but does the challenge anyway and adds their feedback to the thread on MN.


carocaro Wed 09-Jan-13 19:58:47

£10 towards the food bill? I think this is very poor for what they are asking us to do, no incentive at all!

Puppypoppet Wed 09-Jan-13 20:20:11


Glitterfairys Wed 09-Jan-13 20:28:08

Sounds interesting grin

TheOneWithTheHair Thu 10-Jan-13 12:19:34


lunar1 Thu 10-Jan-13 12:44:14

Signed us up!

shezzle Thu 10-Jan-13 14:10:52


fuzzpig Thu 10-Jan-13 15:21:09

Looks goods and would be a lot more achievable for me to do it as a group (support thread anyone? grin) than on my own.

MNHQ my Internet went silly while I was submitting my form - would you mind confirming if you received my entry please? smile

ouryve Thu 10-Jan-13 15:46:44

Porridge is dirt cheap, carocaro - I get a box of oats for about 70p and that lasts me about 15-20 breakfasts. It's only expensive if you buy those sachets.

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 10-Jan-13 15:55:39

fuzzpig - thanks - we've got your entry

insanityscratching Thu 10-Jan-13 16:24:37

Me too dh has just been diagnosed with diabetes need to give the family's diet an overhaul I think.

InMySpareTime Thu 10-Jan-13 16:45:40


fuzzpig Thu 10-Jan-13 17:01:10

Thanks Helen thanks

TheHappyCamper Thu 10-Jan-13 18:02:49

I've entered. Not sure we eat any tbh! blush

lottiegarbanzo Thu 10-Jan-13 19:40:12

The related Wholegrain Goodness competition (for £250 supermarket vouchers) appears to be impossible to enter. I entered the answer and my details but there is no 'submit entry' button, so the page justs sits there, inert.

rhondajean Thu 10-Jan-13 19:45:38

Ive signed up too, looks like a challenge we could learn from.

ilovesprouts Thu 10-Jan-13 20:06:50

done smile

billybear Thu 10-Jan-13 21:01:50

tried to enter wholegrain challenge have i managed it would not go anywhere

asuwere Thu 10-Jan-13 21:30:59

lottiegarbanzo - glad I'm not alone, have just spent several minutes feeling really stupid for not seeing any submit button for that comp too!

polly164 Thu 10-Jan-13 21:37:54

This would be a great way to get healthy, would love to try it.

bluebump Thu 10-Jan-13 21:58:18


3ofeach Thu 10-Jan-13 22:32:40


ProtegeMoi Fri 11-Jan-13 02:21:27

Sounds interesting

aristocat Fri 11-Jan-13 07:22:40

smile me too

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 11-Jan-13 08:37:55

billybear - thanks - we've got your entry

Those of you with queries about the competition - it's separate to this - I'll pass your queries on to the team and will post here when I hear back

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