To my fellow Americans,
I propose to you… National Breakfast Day, a whole day where all the foods eaten are only breakfast items. Pancakes, waffles, cereal, eggs, fruit, yogurt; every meal is dedicated to the delectable foods we eat in the morning. I want people to know how important breakfast is, that it’s the most important meal of the day. I just want to emphasize the greatness of breakfast and the impact it can have on a person. After all, a big, hearty breakfast is the key to a great day. Scheduled right before the school year, this holiday would happen annually. This holiday is to let students and even adults know the importance of having a breakfast before starting their day. In 2011, it was reported that a whopping 31 million Americans skip breakfast every day and I’m proposing this holiday to decrease that number. A common excuse for skipping breakfast is the little time people have in the mornings, but if people knew all the health benefits of eating a hearty breakfast, they would surely find time in their schedule. A nice healthy breakfast has the benefits of energizing people and getting them ready for the day, supplying many nutrients, and increase brain activity in people. And, if that isn’t enough to convince people, maybe hearing the health risks from not eating breakfast will persuade them. By not eating breakfast, people have no energy and are less productive; it can also bring health risks such as obesity in children, and can bring increased heart rate, body mass index, and a chance for diabetes. Though the need for everyone to eat breakfast is important, it is especially important for young children and teens to be eating breakfast. No doubt children are growing and I know that we wouldn’t want to impair their growth because they don’t eat breakfast, so why not show them how important it is. This proposal isn’t asking for much, just to glorify the importance of breakfast and the foods it comes with. Hopefully, if National Breakfast Day is enacted, it will live on to keep people healthy and teach the importance of breakfast.
Your fellow American,