Children in Wolverhampton are preparing to add some extra snap, crackle and pop to their usual morning routine.

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Starting shortly, free boxes of Kellogg's Cornflakes and Rice Krispies will be provided at participating schools and nurseries to enable youngsters to enjoy a healthy breakfast and set them up for a day's learning.

Kellogg's and Wolverhampton based foodbank The Well have joined forces with Wolverhampton City Council to provide thousands of boxes of cereal to participating schools and Early Years settings.

Councillor Phil Page, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Learning, said: "I am delighted that children and young people at many of our schools will be enjoying healthy and nutritious cereals thanks to this partnership with Kellogg's and The Well.

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; it gets your metabolism going and puts you in a good mood by helping to regulate blood sugar levels, so helps pupils perform better at school.

"Many of our schools and Early Years settings already provide food and drink through breakfast clubs, and this generous donation by Kellogg's and The Well will either supplement their breakfast clubs or enable them to set one up."

Among those schools and Early Years providers taking part are Woodfield Infant and Juniors, Palmers Cross Primary, Warstones Primary, Bushbury Nursery, Westcroft School, Bilston Nursery, Eastfield Nursery, Perry Hall, Penn Kids, Bingley Children's Centre, Nichola Tompkins and YMCA Wolverhampton.

Parents and children are being encouraged to swap to lower sugar cereals like cornflakes and other plain cereals as part of the Change4Life Sugar Swaps campaign.

Too much sugar means extra calories, which can cause fat to build up and could lead to heart disease, some cancers and type 2 diabetes.

Sugar Swaps aims to encourage families to swap sugary items for alternatives, for instance swapping sugary drinks for water or lower fat milk and chocolate biscuits for fresh fruit.

  • released: Monday¬†2 February, 2015