For someone who really loves food, breakfast was not an important thing in my life. I’d rather sleep in a bit, get done for work and skip having breakfast, then grab something unhealthy on the way to work. But that started getting expensive and also people were starting to ask me if I’m pregnant again (I’M NOT!).
So I decided to start having breakfast at home, but I am hella lazy so I needed things that were quick and easy to make. The Munchkin’s favourite at the moment is Weetbix, all day every day. So that’s our go-to.
But a girl can start getting depressed eating Weetbix every day of the week. So we’ll change it up with scrambled eggs, wholewheat toast and peanut butter, I like All Bran Flakes but The Husband prefers Corn Flakes.
We try not to give The Munchkin any sugary cereals because the last time he got into the cereal cupboard he ate the Milo cereal by the boat load.
Breakfast is really important and Kellogg’s understands that (obviously because that’s their business innit?) and in 2014 they started the Breakfast for Better Days Initiative where they serve 25, 000 learners each school day, to kids who would otherwise go hungry. The programme commits to serving 5 million breakfasts each year.
That’s A LOT of breakfasts you guys! Kids who have a good start to the day perform better in class. And the feedback from the schools is overwhelmingly positive: there’s less absenteeism, better concentration in class, they’re meeting National Targets, they’re in better moods and there’s less aggression (guys, being hangry is a real thing – trust me!), there’s less illness and there’s an overall improvement in academic performance.
To celebrate this Kellogg’s is giving away a hamper containing 8-10 boxes of Kellogg’s cereal with all your favourites like Cornflakes, Coco Pops, Special K, Rice Krispies and All Bran.