WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Thursday, January 12th. Many sumptuous foods get their day — or month — in the sun by way of some commemoration. But even very basic, traditional and unexciting foods get a salute. For example, this is National Oatmeal Month, recognizing the long-term favorite for its up-to-date health characteristics — low fat, no sodium, and the ability to help lower the risk of heart disease. Oatmeal also fits today's time pressures, since a bowl can be made in seconds in the microwave. And, of course, oatmeal cookies are among the nation's favorites. Oatmeal and other cereal uses of oats are greatly utilized by America's 82 breakfast-food production firms. The industry employs around 11,500 people, with annual sales of $9.8 billion. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the 'America's Economy' mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.
National Oatmeal Month and benefits of the grain/accessed 10/27/2016: http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/oats-january-grain-of-the-month
Breakfast cereal firms/County Business Patterns/NAICS 31123: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~31123
Employees and value of shipments/Annual Survey of Manufacturers/NAICS 31123: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ASM/2014/31GS101//naics~31123
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau