National Cereal Day is March 7. Here are seven fun facts about breakfast cereal to help you celebrate.
The most eaten cereal in the world is Cheerios.
About half of Americans eat cereal for breakfast every day.
Battle Creek, Michigan, is known as the Cereal Capital of the World.
It’s home to two of the world’s largest cereal manufacturers: Kellogg’s and Post.
James Caleb Jackson created the first breakfast cereal, Granula, in 1863.
There are more than 1,000 different breakfast cereals in the world.
The word “cereal” comes from Ceres.
Ceres is the Roman goddess of harvest and agriculture.
Tony the Tiger
Tony the Tiger beat out Elmo the Elephant, Newt the Gnu and Katy the Kangaroo to become the Frosted Flakes cereal mascot.