We had a great morning at Alexandra Parade Primary School in Glasgow today, where we were one of the partners in Business in the Community Scotland’s ‘My Healthy Breakfast Challenge’, a pilot project under the umbrella of the ‘Food for Thought’ campaign, to help primary school-aged children make healthy breakfast choices.
Primary six and seven pupils took part in a morning of activities which helped to reinforce messages about eating a healthy breakfast. Pupils now have to keep a ‘Healthy Breakfast Diary’, recording what they eat for breakfast over a month. The diaries will be submitted in November, with prizes given to those who have the best breakfast diaries.
The children took part in five activity stations during the launch including:
- Granola and date and oat truffle making. The truffles were delicious. We’ll have to try and get the recipe for the website.
- A sugary drinks game, which helped to identify hidden sugars. The children learned that there is more sugar in a glass of orange juice than in a glass of Coke.
- The eat well guide game which helps to understand what a balanced diet looks like.
- A food labelling session where the children compared the sugar, fat and energy in porridge against other breakfast cereals.
- A lunch and snack box swap station where children enthusiastically swapped some less healthy items from their lunch boxes for a wide choice of healthy fruits.
We really enjoyed working with Business in the Community Scotland and the other campaign supporters from Jamie’s Italian, Sainsbury’s, Food Revolution and Nourished by Nature.