So I'm really big on breakfast at the moment, having recently watched a documentary (I know! I watched something other than The Real Housewives of all the world, and this time it really does count as a documentary, and not just reality TV!) about kids and breakfast and how their little minds are still in snooze-ville until they have breakfast.
This doesn't bode well for the estimated half a million Aussie kids who go to school sans breakfast, empty tummies rumbling, drowning out the morning's lessons.**
Interestingly, the same study showed that, of the kids surveyed who did eat breakfast, those who ate cereal achieved greater concentration and performance in comparison to their toast and fruit eating counterparts, particularly where boys were concerned.**
Now, I'm not a morning person. Not even remotely. You'd think that seven years of parenting would've painfully trained me to become a morning person. But no, it didn't. I expect that will happen right as they turn into teenagers who sleep until midday.
So while I'm all sloth-like in the early am, my kids bounce out of bed all "FEED MEEEE! FEED ME NOWWW!"
Cereal is the logical, quick and easy option to
shut them up provide them with appropriate early morning sustenance, with
minimal effort and motor skills required on my part.
|1 x Rice Bubbles 2 x Nutri-Grain and 1 x Sultana Bran on this particular day|
As consumed by "Snap" (Miss7), "Crackle" (Mstr3) and "Pop" (Miss3)
....plus "The Giant Froot Loop" (#1Hubby)
7 years of issuing parental sustenance equates to over 2,500 breakfasts. In our house, I could probably average that into:
900 Rice Bubbles
500 Corn Flakes
400 Sultana Bran
And if I'm honest, about 40 LCM's on those days where I'm too busy tooling around on Facebook and Twitter and forget that school starts at 8:30am.
Kellogg's is obviously a big advocate of breakfast for kids. Hello, it's their thing, their 'bread and butter' (joke fail). They successfully established the Kellogg's Breakfast Buddies programme in 2007, providing cereal to disadvantaged and at risk school communities.
They also recently launched the Breakfast Crusade, a month-long challenge to ensure all kids are eating breakfast before heading off to school to have their little minds shaped and educated and all that good stuff.
That officially makes me a crusader. The big question is : Do I get a superhero cape? And does it come in black?
So here's the thing. While the Kellogg's Breakfast Crusade was last month, I'm posting about it now. Breakfast is important to kids every day. It shouldn't be just a month long thing. It should be second nature, as much as brushing their teeth before going to school.
And technically speaking, we're permanent Kellogg's Breakfast Crusaders, so shut up it still counts.
To help get your kids into the long-term Breakfast Crusade, I have a Kellogg's breakfast pack up for grabs:
|Mum's: This will save you the equivalent of 3-4 bottles of wine in your monthly shopping budget|
Or 3 casks, if you're more about the bulk method like I am
For your chance to win:
- Follow this blog. I'm about to unveil a new logo and blog design, and everyone wants an audience at the big reveal, to provide polite golf claps and wolf whistles.
- Comment below with your favourite Kellogg's breakfast cereal (you're even allowed to say Coco Pops...no judgement here). If I'm honest, mine is Froot Loops, and I keep a box hidden in the pantry as a dessert alternative once the kids are in bed.
- For extra entries Tweet and/or share the following:
I want to join the Kellogg's Breakfast Crusade and win a breakfast pack with @Parental_Parody http://goo.gl/rlgnt
Entries close midnight (WST) Monday 22 October
The fine print:
- Entry is open to Australian and New Zealand residents only
- Entries close midnight (WST) Monday 22 October
- Winner posted on the blog Wednesday 24 October
- Winner has seven (7) days to respond before I console myself with the remaining Froot Loops and conduct a re-draw
** Research conducted by the University of Sydney
YAY for a Mom getting how important breakfast is for all of us !!! I don't function very well until I have eaten but don't like to eat too early so generally only eat when I get into work at 7.30 - weekends can be 10 or 11 before we have breakfast ! (and by then our 20yo is up and off to work if she is working !!!)ReplyDelete
Have a great day !
I love Froot Loops.ReplyDelete
I love Corn Flakes. Sprinkled with Milo. As you do.ReplyDelete
Tweeted too here:https://twitter.com/queenofcomps/status/257636461296353281ReplyDelete
I must say I am a big fan of coco pops...not so much for breakfast but for dessert ;-)ReplyDelete
shared on Twitter @narellerock https://twitter.com/narellerock/status/257637019897954304ReplyDelete
Coco Pops are my favourite. I love the chocolate drink at the end.ReplyDelete
I love Froot Loops...as a kid it was our special camping treat.ReplyDelete
shared on twitter @LeanneRenehan https://twitter.com/LeanneRenehan/status/257639627794563072ReplyDelete
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i have always liked Sultana Bran, i like the sweetness with the sultanas,ReplyDelete
I'm a sultana bran gal, although i add more sultanas (but i also add them to just about all cereals)ReplyDelete
Shared on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/leimaycherry/posts/191339841001829ReplyDelete
shared on twitter https://twitter.com/Leimaycherry/status/257678702886936577ReplyDelete
My kids love Sultana buds and if they keep my kids happy then I love them!!ReplyDelete
I grew up in USofA, the crazy place where they actually put marshmallows in breakfast cereal. (our most recent trip saw my daughter look at a bowl of Lucky Charms and look at me with pure glee as if to say "Are you kidding me? This is BREAKFAST?") So I'm gonna go with Kellogg's Sugar Smacks. However, they have recently changed their name to Honey Smacks, but I'll never change.........ReplyDelete
My children and i love the Fruity Bix, this cereal is good for you but most of all, it has so much flavour and fills up those little bellies for School and play.ReplyDelete
I can't go past the chocolately goodness of Coco Pops! Following via GFC as Di from Max The UnicornReplyDelete
Tweeted here https://twitter.com/FunkieFrog/status/257796572270710785ReplyDelete
tweeted :) https://twitter.com/Gherkkerry/status/257797912417927170ReplyDelete
I love nutri grain!! crunchie and addictive :))ReplyDelete
With our boys we can only have Corn Flakes in the house ~ they cant have colours/preservatives in their food :) We would love to give them Saltana Bran but that has preserved fruit :( So our favorits is Corn Flakes - well its not their fav but its what they eat! If they could shop they would buy nutri grain!ReplyDelete
shared on twitter and already follow you :)ReplyDelete
Rice Bubbles. They entertain the kids and they make for yummy Mars Bar slice!ReplyDelete
Followed via email :)ReplyDelete
The whole family loves rice bubblesReplyDelete
Toss up between crunchy nut or just right. Yum a love a sweet hit in the morning to kick start my day.ReplyDelete
not sure how to follow this by email but already get your emailsReplyDelete
We are a Kellogg's Cornflakes family. Great with milk or as a dry munchy, crunchy treat.ReplyDelete
I love mixing weetbix with Cocoa Pops - chocolate weetbix - yum!ReplyDelete
OMG that is genius. I must try it. I'm also thinking Rice Bubbles with Cocoa Pops. Like a slightly less sweet Coco Pop!Delete
For your genius mixing of Kellogg's cereal...you are the winner! Yayness, woohooing all round and congrats!
I do love rice bubbles. Not only are they great as a cereal, but you can use them to make Mars Bar Slice, so it's win win!ReplyDelete
I love coco pops - just very rarely eat them.ReplyDelete
Fruit Loops, a reminder of my childhood!ReplyDelete
froot loops for sure! they are my preferred at-home-movie snack!ReplyDelete
Yup, Fruit Loops here too! As a treat, occasionally, of course ;)ReplyDelete
Following by GFC. We love Kellogg's corn flakes, my little one especially loves it.ReplyDelete
Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/lindtar/status/258332727986778112ReplyDelete
Following by emailReplyDelete
Cornflakes!!! :) Always golden and crunchy!! And I love honey joys!! heheReplyDelete
twittered :) https://twitter.com/LittleBentoBlog/status/258386329325408257ReplyDelete
My all time favourite is fruit loops. Definitely! But I try and steer clear of it for obvious reasons. The cereal I have regularly is cornflakes.ReplyDelete
Kellogg's Special K. Still hoping for the red bikini body!ReplyDelete
coco cops - just like a chocolate milkshake only crunchy. But have to eat quickly so I get the crunchiness!ReplyDelete
I had to laugh wen I browser the cereal isle here. Same products (for the most part) but entirely different names. For a moment, I thought I'd have to live without the old favorites but they still sound strange.ReplyDelete
Sultana Bran instead of Raisin Bran and the one that makes my snicker the most: Rice Bubbles instead of Rice Krispies.
Coco Pops <3ReplyDelete
Coco pops! I know you said you wouldn't judge, but does that still apply if I was to tell you I sometimes eat them for dinner when my partner is away at work? hahaReplyDelete
I would have to go with Crunchy Nut!ReplyDelete
saltana bran and cornflakes are the most loved in this family householdReplyDelete
Has always been cornflakes with cold milk and sugar,thats until crunchy nut came along these you can eat by themselves!ReplyDelete
I loooooooove cereal I eat it twice a day, for breakfast and as a after dinner snack and its the only way il drink milk, fave Kelloggs cereal would be Cocoa ChexReplyDelete
Shared via twitter ( popeyes_girl_22 )ReplyDelete
Rice Bubbles takes me back to my own childhood, so it is my favourite. It's also coming up to that time when I love to make White Christmas with pistachios, cranberries, and white chocolate, with Rice Bubbles as the base of course!ReplyDelete
Shared on TwitterReplyDelete
shared on FB.ReplyDelete
Guilty as charged for a closet cocopops liker here!ReplyDelete
I love Special K...haven't achieved a bikini body yet, but I still enjoy eating it with honey on top. ;)ReplyDelete
I'm a Sultana Bran fanReplyDelete
Just Right fan here!ReplyDelete
Definitely fruit loops -- although I always feel just a little naughty!ReplyDelete
Special K!! Yummmmmm... Especially with fresh fruit!ReplyDelete
Have tweeted @oozzle :)ReplyDelete
Following via Networked Blogs and my favourite cereal is weetbix!ReplyDelete
cornflakes with cream thanks shared facebook and tweetedReplyDelete
Kellog's Crunchy Nut Cornflakes!ReplyDelete
They're the ULTIMATE brekky indulgence!
Shared on FB :)ReplyDelete
I still love Coco Pops and so do my kids but Rice Bubbles and Corn Flakes are great for baking with.ReplyDelete
Coco pops and Nutri grain together is the best! Shocking i know. lol. :)ReplyDelete
I've always loved Special K but I really love the addition of forest berries even more!ReplyDelete
shared on twitter https://twitter.com/mandachic/status/260318276083646464ReplyDelete
In this house we all love Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. Miss 9 is beside me telling me to tell you they're YUMMY, but some kids can't have them because of the peanuts in them, but she's lucky 'cause she can have as many as I let her!ReplyDelete
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