|By PR Newswire||
|January 16, 2014 02:15 PM EST||
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A first-of-its-kind exploration of social data conducted by the National "got milk?"® Milk Mustache Campaign in conjunction with social media analytics firm Crimson Hexagon has found that many Americans are skipping breakfast in the morning, and that the foods that they eat and tweet about may be missing the mark when it comes to balanced nutrition. The new study, titled "What America (Tw)eats", suggests that, based on their tweets, Americans like to talk about protein and include some nutrient-rich choices, like milk in their AM conversations, but may be too focused on foods with too much fat, and no fruits or vegetables – if they eat breakfast at all.
"What America (Tw)eats" is based entirely on more than 20 million candid tweets over the past two years that Americans pushed out about what they eat (or don't) for breakfast each morning.
The digital study puts a spotlight on the way America currently eats, including that many skip breakfast entirely. In fact, there are thousands of tweets every single day about skipping breakfast, and one in five say they skip due to lack of time to prepare or eat a morning meal.
"Skipping breakfast can lead to mid-morning cravings that can really defeat New Year's resolutions to eat better," said award-winning registered dietitian and chef for The Arizona Republic's "Healthy Dish" Michelle Dudash. "But eating a breakfast with protein can help keep you fuller, longer so you're more likely to see resolution success in 2014. Milk has 8 grams of high-quality protein in each 8 oz glass."
The top breakfast foods most tweeted about are bacon, eggs, pancakes and toast. Even more surprising, there are more than 100,000 tweets about eating cake or chocolate for breakfast, and another 200,000 tweets about pizza. Leftovers, fast food and even pie are also part of the morning discussion – all signs that our breakfasts may be missing the mark. On the breakfast beverage front, coffee, tea and milk are the top-tweeted-about options.
POWERING UP WITH PROTEIN
Despite Americans' interest in protein – and an estimated 1.3 million protein-packed tweets including top-tweeted protein foods milk, eggs and bacon – Americans are least likely to include this important nutrient at breakfast. Experts recommend including 20-30 grams of protein at each meal rather than in one large amount, but the average adult breakfast only includes 10-12 grams of protein.
"Many Americans don't know that paying attention to not only the amount of protein consumed, but also when you consume it, can help you stick to your healthy eating resolutions and set you up for success," Dudash said. "This year, resolve to start your day off right with a breakfast that includes lowfat or fat free milk – 8 grams in each 8-oz. glass of milk – that's more protein than in an egg!"
Milk is a natural source of high-quality protein to build muscle and protein, and as part of a good breakfast, can help keep you fuller, longer. Plus it has calcium and vitamin D to strengthen bones and B vitamins for energy. It's a breakfast powerhouse, packed with 9 essential nutrients.
FREE MILK EVERY MINUTE
The study found more than 15,000 tweets about running out of milk, and many complain of pouring a bowl of cereal only to find the milk gallon empty. Nevada, New York and Rhode Island residents are the most likely to run out of milk (these states have the most tweets about running out of milk per capita).
The National Milk Mustache "got milk?"® Campaign is helping Americans address that with the chance for 2,000 people daily to receive a buy one, get one free milk coupon. The promotion – at GotMilkGotProtein.com – is designed to encourage Americans to get into a healthy routine by starting each morning with milk's high-quality protein. You can enter each day to instantly see if you're one of the day's 2,000 winners at GotMilkGotProtein.com between now and Feb. 17 at 11 am EST.
About the National Milk Mustache "got milk?"® Campaign
The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), Washington, D.C., is funded by the nation's milk processors, who are committed to increasing fluid milk consumption. The MilkPEP Board runs the National Milk Mustache "got milk?"® Campaign, a multi-faceted campaign designed to educate consumers about the health benefits of milk. For more information, go to www.ProteinFightClub.com or Facebook.com/MilkMustache. Lowe Campbell Ewald NY is the creative agency for the National Milk Mustache "got milk?®" Campaign.
About Crimson Hexagon
Crimson Hexagon, founded in 2007, is the leading provider of analysis software that delivers business intelligence from social media data for global corporations. Fast Company named Crimson Hexagon one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies on the Web. Powered by patented technology developed at Harvard University's Institute for Quantitative Social Science, the Crimson Hexagon ForSight™ platform delivers the industry's most comprehensive Big Data analysis capabilities for a variety of large-scale data sources. Clients include leading global organizations such as: Microsoft, Paramount Pictures, Starbucks, Simon & Schuster, Twitter, and many more. For more information, visit www.crimsonhexagon.com.
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