Breakfast – A Crime Deterrent?

I’m all about breakfast.   Always have been.   I have my Mom to thank for that, since she knew the value of starting the day off with something healthy (she was into healthy food way before it was fashionable) and almost always made time to whip up a hot breakfast for us when we were kids.   Thanks, Mom!

It seems that Eddy Chavey, a.k.a. “Mr. Breakfast” agrees that Mom was really onto something.   He arrives at a surprising theory after some creative analysis of statistics on prison inmates:

A study of 281 death row inmates executed since 1986 revealed that only 7.5% chose breakfast as their final meal.   Of all women executed since 1970, none chose breakfast.   By deduction, we realize that as a society, breakfast lovers are 93% less likely to commit serious crimes.

Thus breakfast may even be more vital to your physical & mental well-being than previously imagined.   In fact, he suggests that breakfast may actually serve as a crime deterrent.   He goes on to theorize that, among the several factors that cause breakfast-lovers less prone to fatal crimes, people who wake up early enough to have breakfast tend to lead more organized lives which results in more organized mindset and that it is the appreciation of the meal itself that’s indicative of an appreciation for life.

In another article, he theorizes that simply adding breakfast (or improving your breakfast meal choices) can alleviate mild depression.

Mr. Breakfast – a graduate of the Los Angeles New School of Cooking, writer, and television food authority – is on a commendable mission: (1) To instill the importance of eating breakfast; (2) to show how multi-faceted and fantastic the most important meal of the day can be and (3) to help provide breakfast to those in need through the promotion of school breakfast programs and food charities.

The Mr. website features more info on this all-too-important first meal of the day than you can shake a yogurt smoothie at, so go check it out!