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Here are today’s five food facts to know about Oatmeal:


Oatmeal is still a bargain at less than 15 cents a serving.


An 18-ounce package of Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats contains about 26,000 rolled oats.


Oatmeal cookies are the #1 non-cereal usage for oatmeal, followed by meatloaf and fruit crisp.


Seventy-five percent of U.S. households have oatmeal in their cupboard.


The portrait of the Quaker man on the Quaker® Oats package has been updated just three times since its creation in 1877, once in 1946, again in 1957 and, most recently, in 1972.

Today’s Food History

  • 1872 An all metal windmill was patented by J.S. Risdon
  • 1929 Black Tuesday — The Great Crash.
  • 1947 The first successful cloud seeding (with dry ice) took place at Concord, New Hampshire.
  • 1977 Meat Loaf released ‘Bat Out Of Hell.’