Every morning I’m a short order cook. Oatmeal? Waffles? Cereal? Toast – jelly or peanut butter? Juice – what kind?
OK, often I don’t cook, but I always source my cabinets, fridge and fruit basket to prepare something healthy for my kids for breakfast.
Every. Morning. My son may leave the house with a weird bed-head hair-do, my daughter may be wearing an outfit that seems inspired by Punky Brewster, but if there’s one thing I can attest that happens every single morning is food of some sort enters their bellies. It’s a no-brainer, right?
Sadly, not for every kid.
I’m a HUGE proponent of public schools that provide subsidized breakfasts and lunches for kids in need. However, these programs do not exist at every public school.
17 million kids in the U.S. live in homes where food is not secure. According to Action for Healthy Kids, nearly one in four children in this country live in households where there’s no guarantee breakfast will be on the table.
And breakfast kingpin Kellogg’s wants to do something about it. They’re on a mission to share 1 million breakfasts with kids in the 2011-2012 school year.
To promote this effort, Kellogg’s is asking people to take pictures and “share their breakfast” on the website www.shareyourbreakfast.com. Every time you upload a pic of your raisin bran or bagel to www.shareyourbreakfast.com, or you text the word SHARE with a photo or a description of your breakfast to 21534, Kellogg’s will donate a breakfast to a hungry child in need.
Kellogg’s is also throwing a Share Your Breakfast Twitter party Tuesday morning March 8 from 10 – 12 AM EST. You can visit www.mombloggersclub.com for the deets.’
BTW my fellow over-caffeinated parents, I think we all need a little refresher. This on its own is not a healthy breakfast for adults:
This is more like it:
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