While Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal, It Is More Important To Share It!NEWS | Nirasha Jaganath | March 10, 2012 at 7:57 pm
I have been a bit of a hypocrite until recently. I have been standing on my soap-box about breakfast being essential with my kids but have been always too much in a rush to actually sit down to eat it myself. I would not be able to focus if I knew any of my kids had not had the most important meal of the day:breakfast. Funnily enough I never gave myself a 2nd thought. So until recently, when I realized it meant I was gobbling down unhealthy stuff later, I started focusing on eating well myself.
When a good blogger friend and I joined virtual arms to try and keep the Kelloggs Special K breakfast going I was adamant that this would help me not only to be on the right healthy eating path but also on one that was forming good habits for my kids to model after. Of course I was caught by surprise, since I was already a fan, but Kelloggs asking me if I would like to be an ambassador for 2012. No thinking there since I was already enjoying my Special K cereals.
But then it gets deeper. It turns my tummy inside out to think that 1 in 5 kids may not be having breakfast in the morning. As a mama that makes me sad, incredibly sad. That is too high a number for any person, let alone any kid. I shudder when I think of how hard it is to focus in class when your tummy is growling. This is no way to absorb any education. The worst part is education is the one thing to help kids out of poverty, I should know personally about that, but to focus with no food is really difficult.
While I am proud to be a Kelloggs ambassador, I am even more proud about this initiative to help get breakfast in the hands of those who need it, and you can easily help. This week is National Breakfast Week and Kellogg’s has partnered with Action for Healthy Kids to share 1 million breakfasts with children in need. Helping is a cinch and seriously if you walk around with a mobile phone you can do it in a snap.
Here’s how you can help!
- Share your breakfast on the Share Your Breakfast Facebook tab
- Tweet what you had for breakfast with the hash tag #shareurbreakfast, Kellogg’s will share a breakfast with a child in need.
- You can redeem an in-pack coupon for up to $5 off breakfast,
- Buy a deal on LivingSocial deal with Kelloggs Share Your Breakfast,
- Order a Collector’s Edition Spoon and Kellogg’s will share breakfast with kids in need for every spoon ordered.
Ok people – seriously how easy is that? We all know times are tough and for those that had it tough it is getting tougher. We share so many things on Twitter and Facebook so it would take you a few seconds to help a child. Go ahead, enjoy your breakfast and then share yours (virtually) with a child in need. Thank you!
Ok people – seriously how easy is that? We all know times are tough and for those that had it tough it is getting tougher. We share so many things on Twitter and Facebook so it would take you a few seconds to help a child. Go ahead, enjoy your breakfast and then share yours with a child in need, except sharing yours virtually actually provides a real breakfast to a child. Thank you!
Disclosure: I am a Kelloggs ambassador for 2012 and am compensated for being one!