Blue Band: The Good Breakfast Campaign for 2 Million School Children

Blue Band: The Good Breakfast Campaign for 2 Million School Children

Students of Kabete Vet Lab Primary school during the launch of Blue Band Good Breakfast and Social Mission Campaign at Kabete Vet Lab Primary School.

Blue Band manufacturer, Upfield has commenced this year’s edition the Good Breakfast Campaign to drive its commitment to tackle poor nutrition by educating school going children around the importance of a good breakfast.

A white paper written by experts in 2016 highlighted the link between a nutritious breakfast and better long-term school performance in children.

“The Good Breakfast Campaign” seeks to drive behavior change by creating awareness on the importance of a nutritious breakfast. Blue Band will run the Good Breakfast Campaign through a schools’ program across several schools, reaching 2 million school children directly.

With the multiplier effect using an average of 3 children per home, Blue Band is expected to reach a minimum of 6 million children both directly and indirectly.

A research study done by TNS revealed the important role of breakfast in ensuring adequate nutrient intake in children and a daily nutritious breakfast may contribute to longer-term healthy growth and development of children.

Blue Band: The Good Breakfast Campaign for 2 Million School Children
From left: Hellen Mugo, Head Teacher Kabete Vet lab primary School together with the students of Vet lab Primary School receive a dummy cheque worth Ksh. 100,000 from Jacky Mungai, Upfield Head of Marketing East and
Southern Region during the launch of Blue Band Good Breakfast and Social Mission Campaign at Kabete Vet Lab Primary School.

Speaking during the campaign kickoff, Head of Regulatory Affairs & Nutrition at Upfield, Phyllis Obote said, “Our social mission is to make a nutritious breakfast an everyday reality for half a billion school children in Africa for healthier lives and better school performance by making a nutritious breakfast at home available, affordable and desirable”.

Obote further urged Kenyan consumers to join in the campaign by buying the special 500gm pack which would see Blue Band donate a good breakfast to a needy child for every pack bought.

As part of the campaign, Blue Band will also be engaging with moms in order to empower them with creative ideas and exciting recipes for making a good breakfast at home with simple ingredients that are easily available.