Breakfast of Champions!
from to day's Indo.
"Sociologist Dr Perry Share, of Sligo Institute of Technology, has carried out a detailed study of the Jumbo Breakfast Roll and its place in Irish society. His findings are contained in 'Belongings: Shaping Identity in Modern Ireland', just published by the Institute of Public Administration.
Dr Share, who is head of the Department of Humanities at the Sligo Institute, also delivered a paper on his research into the JBR at the annual conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland in Galway.
He concludes that the jumbo breakfast roll is "perhaps the ultimate symbol of our contemporary Celtic Tigerland".
And just for the record, the modern JBR with a cup of tea with milk and sugar provides 1,200 kilocalories -- almost half a male adult's daily energy requirement."
Anyone see see a link between our rapidly expanding waistlines and our culinary choices? Another survey over the weekend suggest one fifth of Irish teenagers are overweight and bordering on obese. One fifth! That's a remarkably high number. I don't doubt exercise or lack of it has something to do with it, but our diets are what really causes the weight gain. And if we're regularly consuming 1200 calories just for breakfast and thinking it the norm I don't see our waist bands decreasing.