Profile America: January Is National Oatmeal Month

OATMEAL MONTH

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Profile America – Many sumptuous foods get their day – or month – in the sun by way of some commemoration. But even very basic, traditional and unexciting foods get a salute. For example, this is National Oatmeal Month, recognizing the long-term favorite for its up-to-date health characteristics – low fat, no sodium, and the ability to help lower the risk of heart disease. Oatmeal also fits today’s time pressures, since a bowl can be made in seconds in the microwave. And, of course, oatmeal cookies are among the nation’s favorites. Oatmeal and other cereal uses of oats are greatly utilized by America’s 69 breakfast-food production firms. The industry employs around 13,500 people, with annual sales of$11 billion. 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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