Yesterday we were delighted to visit Our Lady of the Rosary Primary in Cardonald, Glasgow with Business in the Community Scotland and some of the team from Jamie’s Italian in Glasgow, to launch the Healthy Breakfast Challenge for P5 pupils.
The challenge was devised by Business in the Community Scotland and is part of the Scottish Government and Education Scotland’s ‘Food for Thought Programme’, which helps pupils learn about all aspects of food, and supports food education-related projects that involve schools in partnerships with food businesses.
70 enthusiastic primary five pupils took part in a morning of activities which helped to reinforce messages about the importance of starting the day with a healthy breakfast.
The children took part in a number of activities during the morning including a sugary drinks game to help to identify hidden sugars, the eat well guide game, which helps the children to recognise what a balanced diet looks like, a porridge-tasting station, a healthy breakfast quiz, and a lunch and snack box swap station, sponsored by Lidl, where children could swap an item from their lunch boxes for a healthier choice.
Following the morning, we have now challenged the pupils to keep a ‘Healthy Breakfast Diary’, recording what they eat for breakfast over the next month. We’re looking forward to judging the diaries after the Christmas holidays, and awarding prizes both for healthy habits and creativity.
Good luck P5.