Kids at Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School were in for an exciting time as 60 Year Six pupils turn young chefs took part in an activity to build their own breakfast jars.
The school invited a parent to team up with their child to help foster precious bonding moments during the activity, even as the children learn about healthy eating and are empowered to take charge of her / his own breakfast at home. Empowering kids to take ownership of their breakfasts is a great move to ensure they eat their breakfast the way they want to, creating good habits on nutrition. This saves some time for the parent, and the child will be more likely to eat a good breakfast if he/she is part of the delicious creation.
Beaconhouse teamed up with Yogood Malaysia to create awareness on the importance for children to start the day right with a nutritious breakfast. The school also invited a parent to team up with their child to help foster precious bonding moments during the Breakfast in a Jar project. The children learned about healthy eating and were empowered to take charge of her or his own breakfast at home. Empowering kids to take ownership of their breakfasts is a great move to ensure they eat their breakfast the way they want to, with a bit of guidance on nutrition from the parent.
Mr Ali Raza, Regional Director of Beaconhouse Group of Schools said that no matter how difficult, parents must make it a priority for their kids have a nutritious meal before heading to school.
Breakfast is the meal that fuels the beginning of the school day. After a rejuvenating night of sleep, the brain and body need fuel to operate. Studies have shown that kids who eat breakfast perform better academically than kids who don’t. This is our initiative to educate the kids on the importance of good nutrition and what this means,” explained Mr Ali.
Yogood, a brand that produces healthy food made from wholesome grains, quality nuts and fruits was the main partner advocating good nutrition for children alongside Beaconhouse. Junita Ee, Brand Manager for Yogood Malaysia said the brand came on board as it sees a great opportunity to create a positive paradigm shift to get more Malaysians to take healthier eating habits starting with breakfast.
Celebrity guest and hands-on mum Daphne Iking led the children in creating their own unique versions of breakfast in a jar using yoghurt, Crunchy Muesli from Yogood, honey and fruits.
With the Breakfast in a Jar project, Beaconhouse wishes to get more parents on board to fuel their children’s morning with proper nutrition leading to better learning and performance in school.