For generations, it seems, parents have been telling their children that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But how do Americans feel about breakfast? Do most eat a healthy breakfast? These statistics may surprise you.

  • 93% of Americans think breakfast is the most important meal
  • 44% say they eat breakfast every day
  • 168 million Americans skip breakfast at least 1 day/week
  • Half of Americans spend more time thinking about their outfit than breakfast
  • Average American adult spends 67 minutes a day eating and drinking
  • 43% spend less than 4 minutes on breakfast
  • 27% spend less than a minute on breakfast
  • 1 in 4 Americans can’t remember what they ate for breakfast in the last 3 days

How important is eating a healthy breakfast?

 Studies show people who skip breakfast tend to crave more carbohydrates.

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  • 40% who skip breakfast crave more sweets
  • 55% who skip breakfast crave more soft drinks
  • 45% who skip breakfast eat 45% fewer vegetables
  • 30% of those who skip breakfast eat 30% less fruit
  • Half of regular breakfast skippers are obese

People who eat breakfast every morning are:

  • 34% less likely to develop diabetes
  • 40% less likely to develop fat around the belly

How breakfast affects your thinking (study of 6,000 students)

  • 61% showed improvements in English and math tests
  • Hand eye coordination improved

Breakfasts aren’t equal

  • Oatmeal eaters performed up to 20% better than sugary cereals
  • Eggs resulted in improved concentration, reduced cravings, and daily reduced calorie intake

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