The Kellogg’s Share Breakfast Movement is on a mission to show families how a wholesome breakfast can help kids reach their full potential every day. As a former teacher, I have seen how poorly kids can perform in school when they do not start their day off with a proper nutritional breakfast. One of the most memorable speeches I heard while I was in teacher training was from an elementary school principal who described the Belly, Heart, Brain theory. He likened it to a Maslow’s Theory for unlocking a child’s full potential. Basically, if a child’s belly wasn’t full and their hearts not brimming with love, we as teachers would not be able to fill their minds. As a teacher, it was our duty to reach out to the child’s family and figure out what was missing from the Belly and Heart part of the equation – without these 2 things being full, their would be no way for us to fill their brains with literature, drama, math and phys ed class no matter how interesting we made it.
Through my time as a teacher, seeing the signs of the child whose belly was not full was often times easy. You see, parents of these children dropped them off at school, showered them with kisses and even told them they loved them. Their hearts were full with love, but clearly their bellies were growling. Inability to concentrate, tiredness and moodiness were just some of the heartbreaking traits I witnessed. Thankfully, I didn’t see this too often but when I did, I always wished a proper program was in place to help these children get the proper breakfast they needed.
Fast forward to over a decade later and it warms my heart to know that my son’s school offers a free, no questions asked breakfast program each and every school day. We’re fortunate that we have not had to take up this offer, but programs like these are not offered nationwide, but they should be.
Nearly one in five children across our communities go without breakfast.
Join the Share Breakfast Movement
It’s easy to join the Kellogg’s Share Breakfast movement and show your support by sharing, tweeting, pinning or watching the information below. Your actions on your favorite social networks will help Kellogg’s reach their goal of sharing breakfast with 1 million kids across the US.
- Watch and share the Great Start Videos on ShareBreakfast.com
- Share the public service announcement featuring Taye Diggs with friends
- Share your “share” on your Facebook page
- Post on Twitter with the #ShareBreakfast hastag
- Share and repin on Pinterest (mouseover and click on the “pin it” button)
You can read more about the movement on the Share Breakfast website as well as find links to all the above mentioned content. Check out the infographic below to see how real the power of breakfast is.
disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kellogg’s. I received a product sample as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.