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"How did Bacon and Eggs Become a 'Thing'?"

KNX-AM interviewed Dr. Dana Ellis Hunnes, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health assistant professor of community health sciences, about when and why bacon and eggs become a cornerstone of the traditional American breakfast?

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Thursday, April 21, 2022
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Bacon and eggs are synonymous with the classic American breakfast. But, has it always been that way? When and why did bacon and eggs become a cornerstone of traditional breakfast?

Is breakfast really the "most important" meal of the day? And, how has breakfast evolved over time? Mike gets answers from Dr. Dana Ellis Hunnes of UCLA, 

“It has become one of the most important meals of the day because it really sets us up to have the energy to get us through our day; it wasn’t always that way,” Hunnes said. “It really depends on how far back you want to look; for example, in the Middle Ages, people probably only ate two meals per day.”

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