Kellogg's wants to help fight childhood hunger with their "Share Breakfast" program.
Before I became a mom, I was a teacher in a low income neighborhood. Due to the low income of the families in the neighborhood, my school I taught in offered free breakfast and lunch for all the students. This was such a blessing for the families and the teachers since the kids could concentrate better in school. I saw a HUGE difference in my students' concentration and behavior when they were late and missed breakfast. And I know first hand what it is like to go to school without breakfast. My parents were notorious for having zero food in the house for breakfast. Or we would have cereal and no milk to go in it. Most mornings I skipped breakfast until I was old enough to buy breakfast food.
Waiting on the school bus.
Now that I'm a mom with three kids, breakfast is a rushed and hectic time in my house. My 3 year old son has to be dressed, fed, and at the bus stop by 8:25 four mornings a week. And two mornings a week, my girls and I need to be in the car right after Mark leaves for school to get my oldest off to preschool. And yes having two kids in two different preschools is very demanding, but that is my life right now. Just think, next year I'll have three kids in three different schools.
Thankfully my kids love eating cereal for breakfast! I have somehow convinced them that milk and cereal is a treat and they ask for it often. At least three times a week my kids have cereal and fruit for breakfast. I love how easy it is, and that they are starting off their day right! And I know I'm not alone with mornings being hectic. Most of my friends say that their mornings are too busy to cook. Thankfully, cooking is not required to send our kids to school with full tummies and enough energy to get them through the morning.
Of course, birthdays are too important not to have something special for breakfast
Taye Diggs has partnered up with Kellogg's for the third annual "Share Breakfast" program and you can help too. For every view, share, or comment, Kellogg's will share breakfast. Along with in-school breakfast partner Action for Healthy Kids, Kellogg's are making it their goal to teach families that wholesome breakfast can help kids reach their full potential every day. Kids who eat breakfast have more energy and focus on learning. And yet, one in five children in our communities goes without breakfast. That's why Kellogg's and Taye Diggs are leading the charge to help childhood hunger and are rallying for families across the U.S. to help provide breakfast for kids in need.
Here is how you can help!
***Each time you share, Kellogg will donate the monetary equivalent of a school breakfast shared. Kellogg will donate up to $250,000 – the equivalent of 1.25 million school breakfasts shared. Program ends 4/15/2013.
Disclaimer-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. http://www.momcentralconsulting.com