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International Whole Grain Day

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 8725, tabled on 27 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to mark International Whole Grain Day.

Answered on

8 June 2021

The Department has no current plans to mark International Whole Grain Day. However, we are aware of the evidence around the role that whole grains can play in contributing to healthier diets and the importance of more sustainable food systems. We are committed through “Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives” to empowering people to make healthier choices about the food they eat.

The Government is developing a Food Strategy White Paper, containing responses to recommendations from Henry Dimbleby’s independent review into the food system, which will set out our ambition and direction for food system transformation.