Parenting

Friday 1 August 2014

Irish kids dish out funny answers over breakfast

Irish children are quizzed by their mums about the origins of their cereal with hilarious results.

Patricia Murphy

Published 02/07/2014|13:34

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There’s nothing worse than when someone asks you a hard question very early in the morning and the young children in the above video clearly feel that familiar pain.

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The primary- schoolers were quizzed by their mums about the origins of their favourite breakfast cereals as they tucked into the most important meal of the day yielding some interesting answers.

One little girl assumed milk came from bees, while another tot suggested his mother was the source of his cereal topper.

One child believed that cereal was collected from trees by efficient monkeys while another said her Rice Crispies came from the Philippines.

Despite their amusing answers, the video revealed how little Irish children actually know about where their food comes from, which is worrying.

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New research by Kellogg’s revealed that although 74pc of Irish children are interested to know where their food comes from, it remains a subject they are very confused about.

“A lot of kids didn’t realise that their breakfast cereal was made from grains that grew in a field,” says Richard Burkinshaw, Project Manager of the Kellogg’s Origins Programme. Richard attributes this to the fact that 39pc of Irish children have never even visited a farm that grows food.

“Almost two thirds (65pc) of children would like to see where their food is grown and when children were asked where they learn about food, school came out on top (80pc) followed by home (69pc). Nearly two-fifths (39pc) use books to get their foodie fix.

Mummypages has teamed up with Kelloggs to raise awareness and help Irish children become more knowledgeable about the food they eat every day.

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