Wealthy yet Hungry! Did you know? Canada is one of the World’s richest countries, HOWEVER: 1 in 6 kids go to school hungry?
Breakfast Is The Most Important Part Of Today!
I’ve always been told by my Naturopath that by eating within the first hour of waking, will allow me greater success throughout the day. I couldn’t imagine not being able to grab a quick smoothie and downing a cold glass of water before my children wake. Those days I sleep in and push breakfast off I am a proven case of mental overload and not thinking right.
By eating a nutritional breakfast each day we all can achieve, healthier body weights, increased alertness, better memory, and a more active day.
Quick Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Kids!
The first thing our children ask for each morning is “breakfast.” Some mornings we have more time than others and I crack 1/2 dozen eggs into a pan and pop them into a 350-degree oven to fluff up. Topped with ketchup and paired with OJ my kids get a healthy start to the day.
Most mornings I make Quaker Oatmeal, which is very affordable and quick to make the old fashion way. This way I can control the sugar intake and add healthy toppings for my family. I dice up overripe apples, cinnamon, maple syrup and mix them into old fashion oatmeal. The kids also love overripe bananas mashed into their oatmeal, which we call banana bread oatmeal.
When Mommy is feeling very creative, I go the extra mile to make our kids smile.
Toonies for Tummies
Returning to grocery stores in Ontario February 4-18, 2016, Toonies for Tummies is a program put on by The Grocery Foundation. Nutritional programs like this support school nutrition programs available to more than 800,000 children across Ontario! Yes, that is just in Ontario!
“If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.”
- Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut
Research has confirmed these programs have a considerable impact on academics and behavior; providing a critical foundation in which children can build their future success on.
All it takes is your Toonie to feed an Empty Tummy!
Full Bellies = Fueled Minds
The Next Generation Speaks: The Agents of Change Summit
The Agents of Change Summit is the first of its kind event! It will be held in Toronto on February 8th over breakfast starting at 7:30 am. The Summit will help to engage students and lend their voices to efforts to promote awareness regarding the impact student nutrition and food insecurity has on children today.
I had the privilege to interview PJ one of the 11 Student Ambassadors presenting at the Agents of Change Summit, hosted by The Grocery Foundation on February 8th.
Tell me more about how you became a youth Ambassadors for Toonies for Tummies Agents of Change Summit?
I have helped run snack programs at a few elementary schools.
What are your thoughts on Student Nutrition and its impact on today’s students?
Is it is super important and it is not a topic that is being discussed often.
Give us a teaser about your presentation in the upcoming Toonies for Tummies Agents of Change Summit in Toronto this February?
Social media is what makes the world run.
What do you think about the fact that 1 in 6 children (your peers) are going to school hungry?
It is surprising to know that my friends are not telling me or anyone that they are hungry.
What are your goals as a youth Ambassadors for Toonies for Tummies Agents of Change Summit?
To continue and support snack and breakfast programs.
PJ what is your favorite breakfast before heading off to school?
Muffin and chocolate milk.
It Is Happening In Your Community Too!
I was surprised by the need for programs like Toonies for Tummies in my community. In the City of Kawartha Lakes – 10,181 kids use Ontario Student Nutrition Programs. Learn more about the need for student nutritional programs in your community, click here.
You’re invited to join us for #Toonies4Tummies Twitter Chat!
Join me on Tuesday, February 2 for two 30 minute Twitter Chat’s – 1:00pm EST & 9pm EST.
Where we will discuss this very important topic and cover off ideas on how you can help you community directly.
What is your favorite breakfast?
Thanks for reading In R Dream!
“Disclosure: I am compensated for writing this post. All opinions, including my decision to support this campaign, are my own.”