A Healthy Start

Did you eat cereal for breakfast this morning? If so, you’re in good company. Americans buy about 2.7 billion boxes of cereal a year. That’s about 14 pounds of cereal per person annually! But breakfast hasn’t always been a simple bowl of cereal. Prior to the 1890s, the first meal of the day was heavy and hearty. Families who could afford it ate a daily breakfast of eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, gravy, pancakes, and toast.

Then along came Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. He introduced some radical ideas about healthy living. He was a medical doctor who saw himself as a health reformer. In 1876, he became the superintendent of a

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