WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Thursday, January 22nd. Many sumptuous foods get their day — or month — in the sun by way of some commemoration. But January celebrates a very basic, traditional dish. This is 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 63 breakfast-food production firms. The industry employs around 11,500 people, with annual sales of nearly $10.5 billion. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Oatmeal Month: http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/oats-january-grain-of-the-month
Breakfast cereal firms/NAICS 31123: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2012_00A1&prodType=table
Employees and value of shipments/NAICS 31123: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ASM_2011_31GS201&prodType=table
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of 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 "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau