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Rumbling bellies are a thing of the past in Chatham

Date: 23/01/2008           Category: Childrens Care

Families tucked into tasty dishes from around the world at a Sure Start centre in Chatham to celebrate national Farmhouse Breakfast Week. Chefs at the All Saints Children’s Centre in Magpie Hall Road served treats as diverse as French croissants, American waffles, Scottish porridge, and Mexican huevos rancheros, which is a tortilla loaded with refried beans, salsa and poached egg. Tuesday’s (22 January) event was the first time the centre staff had served breakfast in their canteen and, judging by the empty plates, was a huge success. Community Development Co-ordinator Jo Bunn said: “The breakfast was a big success. We served breakfast to 25 people and the most popular dishes were croissants, waffles and kedgeree “We wanted to reinforce the message that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and is a known fact that children concentrate better at school when they’ve eaten in the morning. Families could also take recipe ideas away with them so they could cook the meals at home.” A photograph of brothers Oliver and Thomas enjoying their breakfast can be downloaded from