From: Happy Food,
We can think of three bears and one little fair-haired girl who will probably be very excited to learn that the 10th October is World Porridge Day. Established by Scottish-based charity Mary’s Meals (www.marysmeals.org.uk), the day celebrates Scotland’s traditional national dish, as well as raising awareness about the importance of school meals in poor countries. Sounds like a fantastic idea to us...
Mary’s Meals works in 16 of the world’s poorest countries, providing thousands of hungry children with nutritious school meals. A bowl of porridge - which for us is just a tasty breakfast - represents much more for these children, giving them the nutrients they need to grow, play and study. Unbelievably, a donation of just £6.15 can feed a child in Malawi for a year – meaning that you don’t need to dig deep to help out.
We reckon World Porridge Day isn’t just a valuable opportunity to help out those less fortunate – it’s also a great chance to have a bit of fun with your food. Your parents may have told you as a child not to play with your food, but we disagree. Why not cook up a big pot of porridge and experiment with different toppings? Your imagination is your limit.
Of course, we’d like to point out that porridge is for life – not just for World Porridge Day. Oats contain protein, fibre, vitamin E, B vitamins and zinc – all of which can help to keep you healthy and boost your immune system. A bowl of porridge in the morning will also help to keep you feeling nice and full until lunch – so there’ll be no more embarrassing stomach growls in important meetings.
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