I announced yesterday I am taking part in the Kelloggs Breakfasts for Better Days challenge this week along side some other great bloggers. You can follow their stories here: Toronto Teacher Mom, and Echos of Laughter. As part of this challenge we are skipping breakfast for 4 days in a row, and sharing the affects of this on our day and also sharing information around childhood hunger in Canada. Because yes, this is a problem that occurs right in our own backyards.
Recently Kellogg’s completed a survey with over 400 Canadian teachers that revealed that almost half (43%) of teachers reported witnessing hungry students taking food from classmates. The Kellogg’s Breakfasts for Better Days programs works to try to alleviate childhood hunger by supporting breakfast clubs across Canada for more than 10 years. They realize just how important breakfast is for the success of children in school. Take a look at the impact skipping breakfast has:
This is not just a city problem or a rural problem, it is something that affects families and children from coast to coast. Even in my own hometown, there was an article just this week that a Breakfast Program may be forced to close due to lack of funds. The Families of Virtue have worked to break down the stigma around having children attend a breakfast club and work to focus on the end goal which is healthier children who are able to reach their full potential.