If you have been following this blog,Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram this week, you know I have partnered with Kellogg’s Breakfasts For Better Days program to raise awareness about the real cost of skipping breakfast in school children arriving to the classroom without breakfast. As part of raising awareness this week, I am skipping breakfast and sharing how it affects my morning. I have shared Day 1 and Day 2 and today I am sharing Skipping Breakfast Day 3. I have found that skipping breakfast has definitely had an impact on my work productivity, and today not only was I hungry, but I felt like a total scatter-brain, as you can tell if you watch this video.
According to the second annual Kellogg’s Breakfasts For Better Days Survey of Canadian teachers, students who miss breakfast lose an average of 104 minutes of learning time every single day! That is 61 days of learning time that is missed due to hunger, and that is a lot of lost learning time and it represents the real cost of skipping breakfast. The survey also found that an overwhelming 92 per cent of teachers agree that hungry students participate less frequently; 90 per cent say that those same students are unable to concentrate in the classroom and 78 per cent of Canadian educators assert that they are more lethargic than their peers. Clearly Canadian students have a lot to lose by skipping breakfast as they are not able to concentrate.
It is a sad fact that 1 in 7 Canadian children arrive to school without breakfast. “There is a direct link between missing breakfast and a lost education, ” explains Daniel Germain, President and Founder of Breakfast Club of Canada. “Investments in computers and books are wasted if a student can’t hear the teacher over his or her growling stomach. Breakfast programs, like those supported by Kellogg Canada, can make a big difference as evidenced by the Kellogg’s survey which found that 97 per cent of teachers working in school with a Breakfast Club recognize the program as having a positive impact.
Kellogg’s is working towards change and they are donating a portion of proceeds from cereal sales, to a maximum of $100,000, to it’s breakfast partners across the country.Kellogg’s has also made a global commitment to donate one billions servings of cereal and snacks, half of which are breakfasts, to children and families in need by the end of 2016. You can help by simply purchasing a box of cereal to support the Breakfasts for Better Days program.
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kellogg’s Canada. All opinion are 100% my own opinions. As always, I only partner with brands that I love and use in my own home.