National Cereal Day
Foods & Beverages
John, Peter, Matt, and of course Mikey likes it!

When: March 7th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Try a new type of cereal that you have never had before.  Make cereal an optional snack choice today. Instead of your normal breakfast routine that doesn't include cereal, incorporate a nice bowl today instead of the norm.  Also if your an adult something you probably thought about as a child but weren't allowed to do and make big bowl of cereal tonight for dinner.


There are approximately 2,772 Cheerios in a standard size box.


Although peoples definition of what cereal is can differ, here in the United States we give credit to Dr. James Caleb Jackson for inventing the first cereal type in 1863 called "Granula" and was the first breakfast type cereal we see in boxes and on shelves in grocery stores today.  The idea to add milk to cereal came from the original nuggets being hard to chew, and the cereal needed to be soaked in milk overnight. Later another cereal pioneer John Kellogg created his famous cornflakes brand in 1898. Some of the most memorable television commercials come from cereal, from the Life cereal "Mikey Likes It" campaign to the Wheaties "Breakfast of Champions" to the funny Lucky Charms leprechaun.  Cereal is can be consumed hot or cold but the now traditional bowl of cereal prepared in a bowl with cold milk is the most recognizable type in the United States.

Interesting Facts

  1. Honey Nut Cheerios is the most popular selling cereal in the United States.
  2. The most valuable and sought after collectible cereal box is the complete Wheaties box featuring Ted Williams.
  3. Morocco, as a nation consumes the most cereal per year than any other country per capita.
  4. Oats are one of the most healthy ingredients in cereal.
  5. Arrowhead Mills Puffed Millet type cereal has zero added sugar.


  • March 7th
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