National Cereal Day

National Cereal Day Quick Facts

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2022 DateMarch 7, 2022
2023 DateMarch 7, 2023
National Cereal Day

National Cereal Day History

National Cereal Day seeks to promote the crunchy complement to milk. Cereal is made from processed grains which consist of cultivated grasses. According to the official National Cereal Day website, cereal has been around since the Civil War. It was not until 1939 however that the cereal we know today was introduced. Sweeteners and sugar were added to older versions and the texture became much easier to chew and swallow. According to the Simmons National Consumer Survey, about 280 million Americans consumed breakfast cereals in 2020.

National Cereal Day is observed annually on March 7th.

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National Cereal Day Facts

  • According to a 2019 Shopkick survey, 1 in 3 Americans bought at least one box of cereal per trip to the grocery store.
  • Based on revenue and boxes sold, Cheerios was the most popular cereal brand in the U.S in 2018.
  • Whole grain cereals have many health benefits. Typical wholegrain cereals like cheerios or cinnamon toast crunch are high in fiber and are a good source of carbohydrates and protein. They also contain vitamins and minerals like iron, magnesium, and zinc.

National Cereal Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Enjoy your favorite cereal. Cereal is a snack that can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
  • Cut up some fruits or grab some nuts and add it into your cereal. We find bananas to be a great addition to cereal.
  • Box Tops for Education is a charity organization that donates to schools based on products bought in stores. They first appeared in 1996 on cereal boxes such as Cheerios, Lucky Charms, and Total. By clipping off the label, families and students could earn money for their schools. The practice still continues today though the process is digital. Continue the tradition by donating to an organization that has gone strong for over 2 decades and that has helped raise $934 million for schools.

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