Calling all kids and parents! Ever wonder what it's
like to be a baker? Come take a tour of a Great
Harvest Bakery! Check out our locations
. Most bakeries schedule
free group tours. Just call and ask!
Eight Great Reasons to Go on a Great
Find out the five
simple ingredients that go into our bread. One of
the ingredients is actually
alive - and you'll get to see
Learn where our
wheat kernels come from.
See how we
grind wheat kernels into fresh-ground flour every
Feel how our
flour is different than the flour you have at
Gaze upon the
biggest mixer and mixing bowls you've ever
Knead your own bread
our huge oven. Can you guess how many loaves it can
bake at a time?
Eat some of
our delicious bread, fresh out of the oven!
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. Kids are among
our greatest fans.
Still, some kids need a jumpstart when it comes to
changing their eating habits. Here are some ideas
that will get your kids going with the grain in no
- 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. Then, make it
fun! Use cookie cutters to stamp out fun,
- Make whole grains (even more)
delicious. Make French toast with any Great
Harvest whole grain bread.
- Try a few of the specialty whole
grain breads. Your kids will have a hard time
turning down apples, nuts, cinnamon chips and/or
berries even though they're in whole grain
- Did you know that Great Harvest
also makes a half whole wheat, half white bread?
It's a good way to warm up to the fuller wheat
flavor of our 100 percent 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. Then tell them, in Dr.
Sears' words, "The white bread is air bread.
Whole grain is heavier because it's 'muscle