Making a meal of a healthy breakfast

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PUPILS at a Kilsyth school took on the role of being chef for a day and learned all about how to make a healthy breakfast.

The Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus rolled into St Patrick’s Primary School on Tuesday, January 22.

Children, parents and other members of the community discovered why breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as they enjoyed a demonstration of some delicious breakfast recipes.

The event was part of the celebrations for Farmhouse Breakfast Week, which runs from January 20 to 26, and is organised on behalf of UK cereal farmers and producers, who grow and process foods used to make breakfast products.

The children learned how cereals like oats and wheat are grown, and the story behind other breakfast foods such as bread and milk.

They also got the chance to taste a variety of healthy breakfast foods available and see for themselves just how quick and easy it is to make time for breakfast.

It is hoped the sessions will help to ensure that both the children and their families enjoy breakfast everyday by providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to do so.

Sarah Helliwell, from Focus on Food which runs the Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus programme, said: “The Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus sessions are a great way of encouraging children and their families to eat more healthily, by engaging them in informative and fun cooking sessions.

“As they will see making time for breakfast isn’t difficult but the potential benefits are significant – which is a really important message for everyone!”

Karen Levy, of the HGCA, added: “Farmhouse Breakfast Week is a fantastic opportunity for schools and initiatives like the Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus, to educate children about where their breakfast foods come from and the importance of starting the day with a healthy balanced breakfast.”

For more pictures, see this week’s Cumbernauld News or Kilsyth Chronicle dated Wednesday, January 30.