Farmhouse Breakfast Week returns from 22 – 28 January 2012. This well established campaign aims to reduce the number of people who skip breakfast by encouraging them to Shake Up Their Wake Up. Organisers HGCA are keen for nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and colleges to get involved to help implant healthy breakfast habits from a young age.
Thousands of children skip breakfast every day yet studies from across the globe show that eating a healthy balanced breakfast can benefit their mood, concentration and energy levels, meaning they are more likely to perform better at school.
Throughout the week itself (22 – 28 January 2012), hundreds of events will be taking place across the country to celebrate the most important meal of the day. So why not hold a Shake Up Your Wake Up breakfast event at your school and challenge everyone to shake up their morning routine.
If your school already holds a regular breakfast club, Farmhouse Breakfast Week is the perfect opportunity to hold a special event, or if you’ve been thinking of starting a breakfast club then now is the time!
Visit www.shakeupyourwakeup.com for suggestions and ideas for classroom activities and breakfast club events, and tips on publicising your events. It is here you can also register your breakfast events and order free resources including stickers and posters.
Here on the grainchain.com site there are a variety of breakfast-based activities and resources. For both 7-11 and 11-14 year olds there is the Design a Better Breakfast unit, which also boasts three helpful videos to support the work. The aims are to encourage breakfast consumption by demonstrating that there is an almost infinite variety of options of what to eat to break your night-long fast. Ideas for toast toppings and assorted cereal supplements should ensure that, with a little forethought and planning, everyone can design and prepare a nutritious healthy breakfast to suit their taste, timeframe and budget.
Alternatively you could try one of the delicious breakfast recipes on the site in our Best Breakfast section; eggs and berries feature heavily – even together. (As pancakes!)
Also available is a classroom poster: Breakfasts Around the World, which is available free of charge. Investigate whether breakfast meals differ in hot and cold countries; which nations eat out most at breakfast time; and which feast upon leftovers first thing. To order your copy please email us at email@example.com