The Rama Good Breakfast programme is being conducted with the support of the Department of Basic Education and teachers across the country. Pic: Supplied
The theme for this year's National Nutrition Week 2018 is: "Breakfast - the best way to  start your day!" and Rama proudly supports this theme in line with its commitment to  making a nutritious breakfast an everyday reality for all South African school children.

According to the Department of Health, studies indicate that around 19% of South  African children aged 10 -14 years skip breakfast before going to school and globally,  up to 30% of children, adolescents and adults regularly skip breakfast. Even with the  best intentions, parents often struggle to provide a morning meal that can make all the  difference in their child"s day.

But, a recent white paper study commissioned by Rama found that eating breakfast  improves overall diet quality, assists in weight management and promotes a healthy  lifestyle. The right morning meal has been proven to improve children"s concentration at  school and give them more energy to participate in class.

This is why Rama in partnership with the Department of Education launched the Good  Breakfast Schools Programme in 2017, teaching children the value and make-up of a  good breakfast so they can be at their best every day. 

Already Rama has reached 277  007 children in 360 schools in EC and KZN and will expand the programme in 2019 to  include more regions and ultimately reach more children.
This year Rama partnered with ProVerb and the Good Breakfast ambassadors - TV  sports anchor Carol Tshabalala and Kaizer Chiefs defender Tsepo Masilela. 
Together  they have been on a mission to inspire South African families to make smarter breakfast  choices to ensure they start the day right. These heroes are living proof that a better  future starts with a good breakfast!

Rama Good Breakfast. Pic: Supplied.
What is a good breakfast?

A good breakfast should contain choices from the 5 food groups - Protein, grains or  starchy foods, fruits and vegetables, fats and oils and unsweetened drinks as per the  Department of Health guidelines.

Omegas help brain development

Studies show that Omega oils can be especially good for children, helping them with  their brain development. Rama is the first spread to be enriched with 9 vitamins and  Omega 3, which means adding a bit of Rama to your bread or porridge is a simple way  to add extra nutrition to your family"s breakfast.

T RY THE RAMA GOOD BREAKFAST: Bread with Rama + Tea with Milk + Fruit + Egg

Follow the good breakfast heroes:

Follo w the Good Breakfast Heroes (@Proverb @SimpleCarol8 @tsepomasilela) during  National Nutrition Week (9-15 October 2018) to see how they start every day with a  Good Breakfast and do the Breakfast Check at www.rama.co.za and find out if your  family is eating a Good Breakfast. #ItStartsWithAGoodBreakfast #NationalNutritionWeek