||Calling all kids and parents! Ever wonder what it's like to be a baker? Come take a tour of a Great Harvest Bread Co.! Most bakeries schedule free group tours. Just call and ask!
Eight Great Reasons to Go on a Great Harvest Tour:
1. Find out the five simple ingredients that go into our bread. One of the ingredients is actually alive…and you'll get to see it!
2. Learn where our wheat kernels come from.
3. See how we grind wheat kernels into fresh ground flour every day.
4. Feel how our flour is different than the flour you have at home.
5. The biggest mixer and mixing bowls you've ever seen!
6. Knead your own bread dough.
7. Peek inside our huge oven. Can you guess how many loaves it can bake at a time?
8. Eat some of our delicious bread, fresh out of the oven!
Kids & Whole Grains
We love it when parents tell us that Great Harvest bread is the only whole grain bread their kids will eat. It's the greatest compliment, because we all know kids just eat what they think tastes good.
Still, some kids need a jumpstart when it comes to changing their eating habits. Here are some ideas that'll get your kids going with the grain in no time!
- Gradually make the switch. When making sandwiches, sneak in a slice of Honey Whole Wheat on the bottom while keeping a slice of Old-Fashioned White on the top.
- Make it fun! Turn that ordinary PB&J sandwich into something special by using cookie cutters to stamp out fun, bite-sized shapes.
- Make whole grains (even more) delicious. Make French toast with any Great Harvest whole grain bread.
- Did you know that Great Harvest also makes a light wheat bread? Half of the flour is whole grain, the other half is white. It's a good way to warm up to the fuller wheat flavor of our 100% whole grain breads.
- Let your kids decide what they'll eat. The trick here is for parents to narrow the field down to healthy options their kids can choose between. For example, have them decide between Honey Whole Wheat or Sunflower Whole Wheat bread.
- Show them why whole grain is better. One of our favorite lessons comes from William Sears, author of the Family Nutrition Book. He suggests taking your child to the supermarket. Have them hold a loaf of white bread in one hand, and a loaf of Great Harvest whole grain bread in the other. Whole grain breads are always much heavier. Then tell them, in Dr. Sears' words, "The white bread is air bread. Whole grain is heavier because it's muscle bread."