The community food and health team in Wakefield are supporting Farmhouse breakfast week and encouraging local families to ‘Shake up your wake up’ by having a healthy breakfast every day.
The team, which is provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are encouraging local people to take on the challenge of making time to have breakfast every day for a week.
Farmhouse breakfast week is an annual campaign which runs from Sunday 22nd until Friday 28th January and aims to raise awareness of the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast.
The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Shake up your wake up’ and is challenging people to see the difference eating breakfast every day can make to their health and wellbeing. Research suggests that people who eat breakfast regularly have lower stress levels and are more likely to be within their idea weight range.
Sophie Ross-Smith, community food and health worker said, "We would like to encourage everyone to take up this year’s challenge and see how making just small changes to your daily routine can mean you have the time to enjoy a healthy breakfast that will give you energy and the essential nutrients which your body needs. Eating breakfast can have numerous positive benefits on our whole wellbeing as well as long term health benefits such as reducing obesity, high blood press and diabetes."
To find out more about Farmhouse breakfast week including ideas for breakfast and meal planners visit www.shakeupyourwakeup.com For more information about healthy eating and cooking groups in your area, contact the food and health team on 01924 361212 or text 07768 043998.