‘A healthy breakfast when the sun comes up is starting the day with a big thumbs up!’
That’s the message from Adam Doherty of Belmont House Special School who’s been named overall winner in the 2013 ‘Boosting Breakfast’ t-shirt slogan competition.
Adam was selected from over 5,300 entries across 212 Primary Schools in Northern Ireland.
He’s won his class an exciting trip to W5 and a cookery demonstration with celebrity chef and broadcaster Paula McIntyre.
Mrs Carol Gallagher of Belmont House Special School, said: “The school is very proud of Adam winning the ‘Boosting Breakfast’ t-shirt slogan competition and we would like to thank safefood and the Public Health Agency for selecting his entry from thousands across Northern Ireland.”
Fiona Gilligan, Safefood’s Director of Marketing & Communications, said: “This year’s competition has been a tremendous success and we would like to congratulate all students for taking part and developing creative and inspiring slogans that reinforce the importance of eating a healthy breakfast.
“Adam’s entry of ‘A healthy breakfast when the sun comes up is starting the day with a big thumbs up!’ is an excellent slogan and deserving overall winner of the competition.
“It really captured everything that we were looking for in a message that brought to life how a healthy breakfast will give your body the energy it needs for the day.”
Judith Hanvey, the Regional Food in Schools Co-ordinator, jointly appointed by the Public Health Agency (PHA) and the Department of Education (DE) said: “Congratulations to Adam on winning the competition and also to all the participating pupils who put a lot of time and effort into their entries.
“Schools make a big contribution to developing the knowledge and skills necessary for children to make healthier choices about food through all aspects of school life, including for example the taught curriculum, breakfast clubs, healthy snacks schemes and school meals.
“Healthy eating habits which are adopted early by children will benefit them throughout their life to maintain a healthy weight and help prevent many serious health problems.”
For more information on the ‘Boosting Breakfast’ Competition and to access ‘Eat, Taste and Grow’ please visit: www.safefood.eu.