Friday, March 8, 2013

Kellogg's + Tay Diggs + You = Helping "Share Breakfast"


I didn't always have the latest fashions or newest things growing up but my needs were met.  My mother worked full-time jobs to make sure me and my brother were taken care of.  She also made sure we had breakfast on the table every morning.  During the times that I chose to be stubborn and not eat breakfast before school, my stomach would pang with hunger within a couple hours of school starting.  It consumed my mind, paying more attention to the clock when lunchtime would arrive than on my schoolwork.  Luckily, those times were few and far between.  For several children, they didn't get the luxury of having a breakfast available to them on a daily basis when I was a student.  That's still an ongoing problem now.

Now that I'm a parent, I make sure my kids get breakfast before heading out the door each day.  I don't want them to feel the pangs of hunger and not reach their full potential at school because they didn't get a bite to eat.  I know that my kids are blessed to have breakfast, lunch and supper available to them because I'm well aware that many children don't get that "luxury". 

Did you know that 1 in 5 kids may go without breakfast every day?  Kellogg's knows the importance of breakfast for fuel and energy, and they've teamed up with celebrity dad and actor Taye Diggs to share breakfast with children in need as part of the third consecutive Share Breakfast initiative.  Families across the country can share a breakfast with a child in need by simply sharing a public service announcement featuring Diggs on ShareBreakfast.com.  For each view, share and comment, Kellogg's will share breakfast. 

Along with in-school breakfast partner Action for Healthy Kids, Kellogg's and Diggs are making it their mission to show families how a wholesome breakfast can help kids reach their full potential everyday.  Kids who eat breakfast have more energy and focus for learning, yet nearly one in five children go without breakfast.  That's why Kellogg's and Diggs are leading the charge to help end childhood hunter and are rallying families across the U.S. to help provide breakfast for kids in need. 

Families across the U.S. can join Diggs in the Share Breakfast movement and give the power of breakfast to kids in need.  Every time you do one of the following, Kellogg's will share breakfast to a kid who might otherwise go without:

Watching and sharing the Great Start Videos on ShareBreakfast.com

Sharing the public service announcement with friends

Sharing your "share" on your Facebook page

Posting on Twitter with the hashtag #ShareBreakfast

Sharing and repinning on Pinterest

For my small part in helping, I posted on Twitter and shared on my Facebook page.  It's simple steps and an easy way to help Kellogg's in their campaign to provide breakfasts to children.  I encourage you to do one or all of the steps as well.  Together, we can help feed kids so they can occupy their mind with other things besides hunger.

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.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.