National Oatmeal Day
Always on October 29th
About the Holiday
National Oatmeal Day celebrates this inexpensive and one of the most popular breakfast foods in America. Oatmeal is low in fat, packed with vitamins A, B, calcium, iron, and is high in fiber (which helps you feel full longer). It helps lower bad cholesterol and helps reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. There are many toppings you can add to oatmeal including brown sugar, honey, raisins, granola, cinnamon, blueberries, chocolate chips, pecans, walnuts, and bananas.
The Quaker man is one of the oldest advertising mascots in America. Per QuakerOats.com in 1877 "Quaker Oats registered as the first trademark for a breakfast cereal. The trademark was registered with the U.S. Patent Office as "a figure of a man in 'Quaker garb.'" Both former owners, Henry Seymour and William Heston, claimed to have selected the Quaker name as a symbol of good quality and honest value."
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