Popularity and creativity with whole grains are at an all-time high in foodservice, as evidenced by the winners of the Whole Grains Challenge, a national competition for foodservice outlets organized by Oldways and the Whole Grains Council.

In the challenge, schools, hospitals, workplace cafeterias, and restaurants competed with each other in delivering the most creative and pervasive promotions of whole grain foods during the month of September, which is Whole Grains Month. To be eligible, each foodservice operation had to offer at least one whole grain choice daily.

Winners:Winners received an attractive framed medal commemorating their success, a free lifetime restaurant membership in the WGC and valuable whole grains prizes, so they can serve even more whole grains to their customers. Visit the Web site for more information on the winners and prizes, or to start planning now for the September 2009 competition.