Saturday, 9 February 2013

Rise & Shine Breakfast Campaign

Not long ago, I received an email from the Rise And Shine team regarding a Breakfast Campaign for children age between 4 to 12 years. For your information Rise And Shine is a community initiative started by a group of mothers and Nanyang Technological University students. The mission of this initiative is to provide parents and educators alike an opportunity to learn, share and identify holistic approaches in raising healthier and happier children.

Just like other parents, sometime I am also headache on what kind of breakfast to prepare for my boy who is nine this year. As a child in primary 3, my boy is still quite picky with his food especially breakfast. And most of the weekdays morning he only drinks a glass of milk rather than having bread or cereal before heading to school.

Photo Credit: Rise And Shine
From the info-graphic statistic table shown above, we could roughly have an idea of the "Breakfast Habit of Kids in Singapore". Like what mentioned above, most of the kids do not have enough time for breakfast which I personally agreed to it. With most of the primary school starts between 7.15 - 7.30am, kids tends to skip breakfast due to the morning rush (traveling or wake up late). Unless schools start late around  8.00 or 8.30am like most of the foreign countries or they enforces a "breakfast" together campaign where all the school kids get together to have breakfast in the class before lesson.


As one of the Rise And Shine Ambassadors, we received a Breakfast Kit which contains some useful information about this Breakfast Campaign as well as how to prepare healthier breakfast for the kids. In it there was also a trial pack of Granola made by Sherie from Maameemoomoo where we could use it to make some yummy breakfast for the kid(s).

Below are two different breakfast ideas that we have tired using the granola.

Fruit Yogurt With Granola Toppings

Peanut Butter Toast With Granola and Nuts

Rise and Shine is a nationwide campaign that is strongly support by major government agencies including Health Promotion Board, People's Association, Ministry of Community, Youth and Sports and the National Youth Council and many others. It is the first campaign of its kind in Singapore to drive greater attention to raising healthier and happier children. They also conduct regular activities in malls, schools, library and etc on story telling, cooking demo and many others. More details at http://breakfast.riseandshine-expo.com/ .

Furthermore, Rise And Shine Carnival 2013 is happening on Sunday, 03 March 2013 at The Lawn @ Marina Bay where they are planning to set a record  for the Largest Breakfast Picnic in Singapore. You can also read more about this event @ http://carnival.riseandshine-expo.com/ .

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