When I was growing up my Dad used to always tell me:
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
As a little kid I loved breakfast because it meant I’d get to help him scramble the eggs or grate the cheese. As the years went by and I became a teen, although I still secretly loved breakfast, I’d roll my eyes and give a big sigh. You know that sigh. The one that says “Whatever, Dad.” only without so many syllables.
College came along and breakfast foods were no longer limited to certain hours of the day, nor were dinner foods. Pizza could be the first meal I had and cereal may be what I ended the day eating.
Now I’m a mom.
I have three little people (or not so little at 11, 8, and 5) that repeatedly want to be fed. I fed them yesterday and yet they want to be fed again today! Unbelievable, don’t you think? *grin*
As many times as I heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day – as a mom, I must admit that I’ve let breakfast slip a time or two. Mornings are by far the most chaotic part of my day and there are some days just getting the kids out the door with actual clothes on is a challenge.
To be honest I can do better. I should do better.
I was reminded of the importance of breakfast when notes came home from school last week. The school emphasized that we make sure the kids have breakfast so they will perform well, be focused, and stay on task for the standardized tests being given.
I’m pretty sure I want my kids to be able to focus, stay on task, and perform well every day they go to school. Don’t you?
And yet, 1 in 5 kids won’t eat breakfast.
To try to make a dent in those numbers, Kellogg’s has teamed up with Taye Diggs for the 3rd annual Share Breakfast program. (Can you say yum?) Kellogg’s will donate 1 MILLION breakfasts to kids with your help.
Every time you do one of the following, Kellogg’s will donate a breakfast to a kid that may otherwise do without:
- Watching and sharing the Great Start Videos onShareBreakfast.com
- Sharing the public service announcement with friends
- Sharing your “share” on your Facebook page
- Posting on Twitter with the #ShareBreakfast
- Sharing and repining on Pinterest
Watching Taye Diggs in, well, anything! is no hardship, so I’ve included his video below too. I may have watched it more than once.
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.