Kellogg's Breakfasts for Better Days Blogger Challenge - Day 4 | Toronto Teacher Mom

Kellogg's Breakfasts for Better Days Blogger Challenge - Day 4

Friday, September 04, 2015

Kellogg's Breakfasts for Better Days Blogger Challenge - Day 4

Can I get a "woop woop"? I made it through four days without breakfast! Tomorrow will be Day 5 in the Kellogg's Breakfasts for Better Days blogger challenge which means I finally get to eat breakfast. All I can say is: Don't try this at home, kids! Seriously, don't do it. 

Starting off the morning on empty has clearly had a negative effect on my entire day. Aside from feeling cranky, tired and unable to focus, I have noticed that it has affected my eating habits for the remainder of the day. Because I am starving by the time lunch rolls around, I found I would opt for sugary foods more than usual. It's kind of like how I feel whenever I'm stressed and I crave a chocolate bar or a soda. Oh, and I may have helped myself to two servings of dessert tonight. All I can say is, TGIDF. Thank goodness it's Day Four. I've had it!

So let's just recap some statistics from the second annual Kellogg’s Breakfasts for Better Days Survey of Canadian teachers:
  • 1 in 7 Canadian children go to school without breakfast
  • 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 
  • 78 per cent of Canadian educators assert that these students are more lethargic than their peers
  • nearly half of all teachers (43 per cent) report witnessing students stealing food from their classmates due to hunger
  • 74 per cent of teachers shared that students who are in need avoid admitting that they need help
As Breakfast Club of Canada President and Founder Daniel Germain points out, "There is a direct link between missing breakfast and a lost education." I couldn't agree more.

Tune in tomorrow to find out how you can help change these statistics for the better.

Disclosure: I  am participating in the Kellogg’s Breakfasts for Better Days campaign. Though I have been compensated as part of this campaign, all opinions remain my own.

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  1. This is such a great challenge. Kudos to Kellogg's for spearheading it.

  2. This is probably a challenge that a lot of people need to do just to see how hard it is for a child to go to school hungry. Thanks for sharing your experience doing the challenge. (Judy Cowan)

  3. This challenge is also bringing awareness to a daily struggle for families. Kudos to the company for educating about nutrition and the ability to achieve. I always told my daughter, "You cannot think straight with an empty belly."
    (Debbie W)


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