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Breakfast - Rise to the Occasion (continued)

What in the world do people eat for breakfast?

No matter where people live, we all have to eat. Here’s a taste of breakfast from all over the planet.

  • England: a “cooked breakfast” might include a combination of the following: bacon, grilled tomatoes, fried bread, black pudding, baked beans, fried mushrooms, sausages, eggs, and Hash browns.
  • Japan: tea, miso soup, plum pickles and rice, seasoned with seaweed flakes or raw egg.
  • Argentina: steamed milk with melted bittersweet chocolate.
  • India: rice, lentils and spices
  • Bulgaria: tea or Turkish coffee, sesame bread and butter, sheep’s milk cheese, honey, olives, tomatoes, boiled eggs and yogurt.

Learn more at www.cuisinenet.com

Just for fun

Check out this photo essay on people and their breakfasts!

Selected References

1. “Breakfast: A Missed Opportunity,” Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 107, Number 4, pages 565-569 (April 2007)
2. “Breakfast Habits, Nutritional Status, Body Weight, and Academic Performance in Children and Adolescents,” Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 105, Number 5, pages 743-760 (May 2005)
3. National Weight Control Registry
4. “Promoting Meal Consumption among Teens,” Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 105, Number 6, pages 945-947 (June 2005).
5.  “Hey Mom, What’s for Breakfast?” See: Breakfast Around the World; National Council on Economic Education.

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