Local home care company Home Instead recently supported and got involved with Farmhouse Breakfast Week by providing breakfast as well as breakfast recipe books to their team of caregivers and office staff. The team were able to drop into their local office and enjoy croissants, muffins, fruit, yoghurts and cereal. The awareness week promotes eating a good breakfast to kick start the day. Statistics show that 47% of people regularly skip breakfast during the week. The campaign is run on behalf of arable farmers who grow crops such as wheat, barley, oats and oilseed rape.
Home Instead who support older people in their own homes know the importance of eating a good breakfast and felt it was important to get involved with Farmhouse Breakfast Week, which is held annually by HGCA (Home Grown Cereals Authority). Sheena Van Parys, owner of Home Instead commented, ‘The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness on the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast; it gives you energy to kick start the day. A nutritious diet is essential as we get older and with one in four people skipping breakfast we want to help raise awareness of how important breakfast is in your diet.’