Twenty Tweets About Breakfast

The benefits of a healthy breakfast are astounding! Share this information throughout the month of September, National Breakfast Month, and the rest of the year as well!

  • September is National Breakfast Month! Dig into cereals, breads, pancakes 2 start day with grains. This is one meal u can’t skip.
  • Not good: 93% of Americans think breakfast is the most important meal, but only 44% eat breakfast every day. Be a breakfast eater!

( International Food Information Council, 2009 Consumer Attitudes Torward Food, Nutrition and Health survey)

  • 79% of parents say they eat breakfast with their kids. Now that’s a good example to set!

(Kix cereal survey by Opinion Research Corporation, 2010)

  • 80% of school kids eat breakfast every day. Start the school year off right by making sure breakfast is eaten.

(Temple University Center for Obesity Research and Education. Foster. 2011 study; presented to Obesity Society.)

  • It’s not just little kids who do better with breakfast. College students who ate breakfast did better on memory tests, says British study.

(Am J Clin Nutr 1998. Benton and Parker.)

  • School-age girls need a larger breakfast than same-age boys do in order to do well in school, says Univ of Ulster report.

(Univ of Ulster, Northern Ireland, study. Stewart. 2003 study.)

  • Are you a breakfast eater? No?! Best to be one. Breakfast-skipping often leads to overall bad eating, study says.

Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2010 Feb: 50 (2): 97-9. Giovannini.

  • Start your school year off right. Make back-to-school meal.
  • Did u oversleep? Spread nut butter on toast or pita bread, add ground ginger or cinnamon & you have a fast breakfast sandwich.
  • How do you make sure breakfast is part of your kid’s morning, every day? Share your tips with other shoppers!
  • People who skip breakfast eat 40% more sweets, 55% more sodas, 45% fewer veggies and 30% less fruit than people who do eat breakfast.

(Dairy Research Institute, Auestad, June 28, 2012 presentation to IFT)

  • In a hurry? Grab a whole grain cereal and sweeten it with fruit or low-fat yogurt.
  • Kids who eat breakfast do better on math tests, studies show. Make sure your family starts the day right with a healthy breakfast!

(Physiol Behav. 2012 Jun 25;106(4):548-55. Epub 2012 Apr 4. Pivik.)

  • Men who skip breakfast are 21% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, says a Harvard study.

(Am J Clin Nutr 2012 May; 95(5):1182-9. Mekary.)

  • Eat breakfast daily & you’re 43% less likely to become obese & 40% less likely to develop fat around your belly.

(University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Odegaard. 2012 study; preliminary results presented at American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions)

  • Eating whole grain breakfast cereal lowers your risk of high blood pressure by 20%, says Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Kochar. 2011 study; presented to American Heart Association meeting)

  • Skipping breakfast can raise cholesterol levels in healthy, lean women, according to a UK study.

(Am J Clin Nutr, 2005 Feb; 81(2):388-396. Farshchi)

  • Eating a healthy breakfast that includes whole grains lowers risk of heart disease, says the Harvard Heart Letter.

(Harvard Heart Letter. May 2008.)

  • What did you have for breakfast today? September is National Breakfast Month. Help us spread the word!
  • You need at least 6 servings of grains daily. How many did u get at breakfast? Try: toast, cereal, pita, tortillas, whole wheat waffles.

 

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