Tweets identify each state's love for certain foods

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By: Lydia Sheaks
lsheaks@elkharttruth.com

Here in the Midwest, we like to tweet about breakfast.

A study of food-related language on Twitter done by the University of Arizona found folks tweeting from Midwestern states talk about breakfast on social media more than any other meal according to The Verge

The study also found distinctive food words for each state. Indiana, apparently, can’t get enough of #gyros. 

By the end of the study, researchers were able to accurately guess each state’s average BMI and risk for diabetes based on that state’s food-related tweets. 

Kind of sobering, actually.

See the whole map of food-related tweets here

What food did you last tweet about? 

Follow reporter Lydia Sheaks on Twitter at @LydiaSheaks
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