I think almost all us busy parents occasionally struggle with getting our children to eat breakfast before the family rushes out the door in the morning. It can be frustrating at times, but it’s nothing compared to the anguish of Canadian parents that are forced to send their children off to school with nothing to eat at all.
Approximately one in every ten Canadian children is at risk of starting their day on an empty stomach and in such a wealthy country, that’s a statistic that simply shouldn’t exist. That’s why I was so excited to hear that this fall, Minute Maid has once again partnered with Breakfast Clubs of Canada and Club des petits déjeuners du Québec to help ensure that every child starts the day with a full stomach and the energy to get through the day. In fact, the company has pledged a commitment of $1.5 million dollars’ worth of 100% juice over the next three years.
Thanks to the support from Minute Maid, more than 119,000 Canadian schoolchildren will be able to start their day with a nutritious, balanced breakfast this year and that’s a number that makes me proud to send my own children to school with Minute Maid juice in their lunches.
The support of programs like Breakfast Clubs of Canada and Club des petits déjeuners du Québec by both individuals and beloved Canadian brands including Minute Maid warms my heart and I can’t help but feel grateful that I live in a country that understands how important it is for children to get proper nourishment each and every day. Programs like this don’t just feed the body; they give children a sense of security that is essential for overall well-being.
Growing up in a household of very limited means has given me so much appreciation for the work that Breakfast Clubs of Canada does. So this fall, show your support by letting your own children start the day with a glass of Minute Maid 100% juice. It’s not just delicious, it’s also a great way to ensure that all children have an equal chance to grow and learn!
To learn more about Minute Maid’s pledge, visit minutemaid.ca.