New Plymouth's Kaylee Wood loves breakfast so much she has it twice a day.
The 2-year-old got her chance for a second serve yesterday at the Kellogg's Kids Do Great with Breakfast roadshow, which put on a free breakfast for the community at New Plymouth's Pak 'n Save supermarket.
The aim of the national campaign is to encourage families to get back into the habit of eating what is considered to be the most important meal of the day.
Kaylee is "a real breakfast girl", according to her mother Shelley Wood.
"She loves eating yet she is so tiny, I don't know where it goes," she said.
Waitara's Erina Tawa was another who took up the chance to tuck into a bowl of her favourite cereal.
"You've got your breakfast brain working now," Erina's aunt said to the 8-year-old when she finished her bowl of Nutri-Grain.
New Plymouth-based nutritionist Kendall Sigurdsson said eating breakfast was vital for a healthy body.
"It provides you with energy for the morning and lots of vitamins and minerals for a healthy body," she said.
Skipping breakfast often led to people feeling hungry later in the day and eating more during the afternoon and at dinner.
Deena Coster is a Witt journalism student.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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