National Cereal Day
Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on March 7
Did you have your bowl of Wheaties today? Perhaps it was Cheerios, Captain Crunch, Alphabets, or and one of dozens of different varieties to choose from. Maybe you had a bowl of bran cereal ,to really get you going. Whatever cereal you chose, you are in good company. About one half of Americans enjoy a healthy start to the day, with a bowl of their favorite breakfast cereal.
Cereal arrived at the breakfast table in America in the mid 1800's. You might say cereal was the very first health craze. At the time, the American diet was unhealthy, consisting of way too much protein, alcohol, and caffeine. It was believed that this combination was unhealthy, leading to illness, poor overall health, lust and sloth. It was also believed to cause constipation and gastro-intestinal illnesses..... they were right! Some of the pioneers of cereal were alive at the time, and developed the fist cereals, promoting it to improve diets and health. Americans bought into the concept, and discovered that not only was it good for their health, but cereal tasted good, too. It was also a quick breakfast with little clean-up, allowing them to quickly get on with their morning chores and work. A bowl of healthy cereal soon became the go to for breakfast. In 1939, cereal became just a little less healthy, as sugars were added to many varieties. Many saw the added sugars as a boost to their morning energy levels.
Did You Know? Cheerios were originally called "CheeriOats".On
National Cereal Day, you can begin celebrating bright and early
with a morning bowl of cereal. But, don't stop there. Cereal can be consumed
any time of the day or night.
Origin and History of "National Cereal Day":
We traced the roots of National Cereal Day back to 2005. Prior to 2005, we found no reference to this day. We did not find the author or any reference to why this day was created.
This day is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.
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