Children start their day the healthy way

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ROSEMOUNT Primary pupils have been given an insight into the benefits of a healthy breakfast and locally-produced food as part of Farmhouse Breakfast Week.

The national campaign, run last week by the Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA), was delivered locally by the Royal Highland Education Trust Angus Countryside Initiative (RHET ACI) which provided mainly primary six children in five Angus schools with healthy Scottish breakfasts.

The youngsters were given a talk about locally-produced food and specifically those products available for them to try on the day, which included porridge, a selection of wheat and oat-based cereals, yoghurt, fruit salad, bread, rolls and oatcakes, jam, honey, cheese, milk, apple and fruit and vegetable juices.

Everyone was encouraged to try something they have never tried before, whether it was a different flavour of yogurt, brown bread or porridge.

Angus RHET ACI project co-ordinator Carol Littlewood said the scheme had been made possible by local businesses which either donated or offered reduced prices for the products used.