Do you ever just send your kids to school without feeding them breakfast first? Perhaps you’ve done it because it slipped your mind, or maybe it was a form of discipline, or just maybe you couldn’t afford to feed your kids one day. Many children won’t wither away because of missing one isolated meal. Now can you imagine sending them off every single morning without breakfast? That’s a different story!
Even though I am not fantastic about eating breakfast every morning, I believe it is so important for children to have breakfast each morning. I watch my kids like a hawk many mornings; making sure they’ve eaten enough. I know how ravenous the kids are when they get home from school, so I try to do all I can to give them a good start to their day. Having food in their tummies should help them concentrate, and it should give them brain power. Nobody likes being distracted because they have a rumbly tummy. I know I can’t think straight when I’m hungry!
With this week being National Breakfast Week, it is the perfect time to up your game, that of your kids’ eating habits, and to give a little. I have been fortunate enough in my life that I haven’t had to go through the trial of not being able to eat breakfast because of finances. As a child or youth, if I went without breakfast, it was usually of my own choosing. Because there are all too many kids that go without breakfast, and not because of their choosing, Kellogg’s and Action for Healthy Kids share one million breakfasts to help bring out kids’ full potential. There are even a few things that YOU can to do help get more meals to more children. We can join Taye Diggs in his efforts with the Share Breakfast movement, to give the power of breakfast to kids in need. Every time you do one of the following, Kellogg’s will share breakfast to a kid who might otherwise go without:
- Share the public service announcement with friends.
- Like or comment on the Share Breakfast Facebook page.
- Pin the public service announcement on Pinterest.
Let’s face it, most of us are on social media on a daily basis anyway. It just takes a second to share, like, and pin. I just did my shares! Each of those tasks means someone else won’t go hungry. I think that being able to help provide a meal to someone is a fantastic way to improve one’s quality of life. It actually improves your own while you’re at it because service brightens everyone’s day. Selfless acts boost your own mood, and that of others around you. I hope you all will join me in sharing the message about the Kellogg’s “Share Breakfast” movement.
“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kellogg’s. I received a product sample as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.”