Do you remember your grandmother telling you that nothing starts the day off better than a big bowl of warm oatmeal?
Our Believe in Me students enjoy this dish because as well as being warm, it fills their tummies and keeps them from being hungry during the school day. We like this traditional breakfast dish because it has many nutritional benefits. Instant oatmeal, along with its fortification, not only offers children whole grain and fiber benefits, but also additional vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamins A, E, and the B vitamins.
We are particularly pleased that the oatmeal provides a source of iron, an important nutrient for a growing child. Iron builds muscle and is essential to healthy red blood cells. Without enough iron, the body’s tissues and organs don't get the oxygen they need. Iron deficiency can affect growth and may lead to learning and behavioral problems.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, the BIM children's healthy snack will further their growth and development as well as filling their tummies!