We’re delighted to be back working on the Healthy Breakfast Challenge with Business in the Community Scotland and Jamie’s Italian in Glasgow. The Healthy Breakfast Challenge, aims to teach primary school children in Scotland about the importance of starting the day with a healthy breakfast.
The Healthy Breakfast Challenge was devised by Business in the Community Scotland and is part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Food for Thought’ campaign which helps pupils learn about all aspects of food, and supports food education-related projects that involve schools in partnerships with food businesses.
The first event of the 2018/19 school year was last Friday (28 September) at St Bartholomew’s Primary in Coatbridge. 57 primary five and six pupils took part in a morning of activities which help to educate children 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, run by the team from Jamie’s Italian in Glasgow, which helps to identify hidden sugars
- the eat well guide game, also run by Jamie’s Italian, which helps the children to recognise what a balanced diet looks like
- our porridge-tasting station, where the children tried plain porridge, and porridge with banana and honey
- a food labelling session, to identify sugar, fat and energy in different foods
- a lunch and snack box swap station, where children could swap something for a healthier choice, provided by Lidl.
The children were given breakfast diaries to record their breakfast over the coming month, which is how long it should take to create a healthy habit.
At the end of the month, the school sends the diaries to us for judging. It’s always great to see the children’s work, and we award prizes both for healthy eating and creativity.
Good luck St Bartholomew’s!