group of happy preschool children of different ethnic types are holding slices of ripe watermelon and smiling at the background of the Park on a Sunny summer day.

Whether you’re enjoying it as a snack or incorporating it into a meal, watermelon is the ultimate fruit for summer. But did you know that eating watermelon can actually boost your mood and bring happiness to your day? Keep reading for the happy facts and stats below.

Mood Boosted!

If you’re looking for a mood boost, look no further than watermelon. According to a recent survey,* 82% of respondents agree or strongly agree that eating watermelon boosts their mood. Sip and get happy with this refreshing Watermelon Limeade recipe.

Two glasses of watermelon limeade with pitcher on marble

Comfort Food Reimagined 

In fact, watermelon is such a feel-good fruit that a majority (81%) of respondents consider it a “comfort food.” It provides a hydrating burst of flavor that can help you stay cool and calm on hot summer days. Lean into comfort, with this Watermelon Gelato! Cool, creamy and the perfect way to unwind and relax after a long day.

Watermelon Gelato in Clear Serving Bowls

A Slice of Happy 

And if you’re a watermelon lover, you’re not alone. 100% of respondents say that watermelon makes them feel happy. Plus, 100% of the watermelon is edible (rind included). From pickles to cake and quiche to pie, the rind can really do it all!  Give it a try with our Watermelon Rind Cake recipe. So the next time you’re feeling down, consider reaching for a slice of watermelon, and let its delicious taste and mood-boosting properties lift your spirits.

two layer cake on a platter with watermelon
Want even more happy facts and stats? Follow along on social media, @WatermelonBoard, to get more from The Slice of Happy Project.


*2022 National Watermelon Promotion Board study conducted through an Aimpoint Research survey of over 1,000 U.S. adults who are the primary grocery shoppers and 18 years of age. Learn more here.