Gray and I recently attended a super fun event in Santa Monica as part of the No Kid Hungry Powered by Breakfast campaign. No Kid Hungry is such an amazing organization and we seriously learned so much through information and interactive activities.
No Kid Hungry Powered by Breakfast
As a mom, I know the power that a nutritious breakfast can have on the rest of a child’s day. It’s so important to start the day off right, and eating breakfast every morning gives kids the best opportunity to succeed. It really made me sad to hear that 1 in 6 kids in America lives with hunger and more than half of the children who qualify for free school breakfast aren’t receiving it. Research also shows America’s teachers are spending an average of $300 each year from their own pockets to buy food for their students.
The reason that teaming up with No Kid Hungry was a no-brainer for me was that they are ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. No Kid Hungry has discovered that the most effective way to feed hungry kids is by changing how schools serve breakfast. When we make breakfast part of the school day, like lunch, we are able to feed so many more kids.
Benefits of Making School Breakfast Part of the Regular School Day
- Kids can stay focused: Studies show that grades and attendance rise when breakfast is served during the day
- No one is singled out: When everyone eats together, it creates a feeling of community in the classroom and no one feels singled out
- It’s easier: Getting to school super early is difficult for working families. Making breakfast part of the regular school day solves that problem.
The Event was set up on the Santa Monica Pier. They had a really fun a lively female DJ who was doing a breakfast trivia every hour, corn hold, a caricature artist station and open-air photo booth. I especially loved chatting with the women at the Chobani booth. They told me that surveyed tons of mamas to find out what’s important to them when it comes to something their kids would be eating for breakfast. They also had kids come up with the name for the flavors for Chobani Gimmies (their kids yogurt). They had tons of fun flavors like Rainbow Sprinkle Cone, Choco Chunk Cookie Dough (my fav) and Ooey Gooey S’more. The packaging was so cute and thoughtful and I love that the yogurt is appealing to kids but still so nutritious and protein packed. Chobani also had a fun wall for the kids to color on, and it was definitely Gray’s favorite part. We had so much fun taking photos in the Amazon open-air photo booth will all of the breakfast themed props.
Bob’s Red Mill also had a booth and a Game of Oats where you have to match the type of oatmeal and cook time with the actual oatmeal sample, which I thought was super cool.
Everyone I spoke with on the No Kid Hungry team was so kind and passionate. I had some really great conversations about why I chose to team up with No Kid Hungry, and why it spoke to me as a mom. The event was really well thought out, and I’m so glad we got to be a part of it!
- BREAKFAST POWERS KIDS – Breakfast at school gives hungry kids the fuel they need
to reach their potential.
- Kids Don’t Have Enough to Eat
- 1 in 6 kids in America lives with hunger and more than half of the children
who qualify for free school breakfast aren’t receiving it.
- Research shows America’s teachers are spending an average of $300 each
year from their own pockets to buy food for their students.
- Childhood hunger is a problem we can solve.
- No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that
provide kids with the food they need.
- The most effective way to feed hungry kids is by changing how schools serve
- When we make breakfast part of the school day, like lunch, we can feed a lot
No Kid Hungry is proud to work with Kellogg’s, Citi, Amazon, General Mills to make sure every kid is Powered by Breakfast every day. I’m truly grateful to be able to help spread the importance of their mission.
Visit http://bit.ly/2Vm0KjZ to get involved.