What Americans eat for breakfast
Last reviewed: November 2011
We asked 1,234 U.S. residents 21 and older what they ate for breakfast on one weekday morning. (They could name any of more
than two dozen options.) Here's what we found:
- Twenty-two percent had skipped breakfast.
- Older respondents were more likely to have eaten breakfast (93 percent of people 75 or older; 72 percent of those younger
- People whose breakfast came from home were more likely to have a lower body mass index (under 25) than those who had eaten
food from elsewhere.
- Men were more likely than women to have eaten breakfast meat; women were more likely than men to have eaten yogurt.
Some specifics about the breakfast eaters:
These findings are from a nationally representative telephone poll conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center
from Nov. 8-10, 2010, using random digit dialing.