2017 Sponsor Spotlight: Burnbrae Farms
Burnbrae Farms has its origins in a farm outside the village of Lyn, which is near Brockville in Eastern Ontario, Canada. The farm, known as Burnbrae Farms, has been in the Hudson family for over 120 years.
Our story is one that is rich in helping Canadians live well - beginning with the essential nutrients found in eggs. Eggs are the perfect way to help fuel growing children’s bodies and minds and help them do their best at school and play. We know that studies show kids and teens perform better in school when they eat well - eggs play an important role in nourishing growing children and teens; and make great sense as part of a balanced diet.
Eating a healthy breakfast can help children and teens get off to a good start, boosting both their energy and focus. A wealth of evidence shows that youth who eat breakfast on a consistent basis get more of the energy and nutrients they need. And research shows breakfast helps promote better academic performance.
As children grow up, they naturally make more of their own food choices. But parents still have an important role to play in encouraging children to eat a balanced breakfast. Making breakfast a family affair with healthy choices is a good place to start. And eggs make sense as a simple, versatile, nutritious and affordable way to include protein.
As one of nature’s most nutritious foods, eggs make a great choice for fueling children’s and teens growing bodies and minds. They’re an excellent source of high quality complete protein that provides all the building blocks (amino acids) needed for growing bodies. Plus they provide 13 vitamins and minerals essential for healthy development, such as:
- Choline for healthy brain development and function
- Folate, iron and vitamin B12 for making red blood cells
- Vitamin A for healthy skin and night vision
- Vitamin D for building healthy bones and teeth
- Protein-rich foods, like eggs, make good sense as part of a balanced breakfast because protein can help children stay full longer. That means they’ll be less likely to get distracted by hunger and better able to concentrate well.
Just like eggs, programs like Toonies for Tummies are essential to living well - they help feed children in our communities and help us thrive as communities overall. Burnbrae Farms is proud to be involved with the Grocery Foundation’s Toonies for Tummies initiative providing essential meals and snacks to children in Ontario and western Canada receive essential meals and snacks. This program is part of our overall efforts to be a good corporate citizen including our efforts around sustainability, the environment and animal welfare.
Cheddar-Herb Egg Stuffed Muffins
Here are some ideas for adding eggs to school day breakfasts and lunch boxes: • Cook up a dozen hard-boiled eggs or try our EGGS2go! Hard Boiled Egg Snack Pack and keep on hand in the refrigerator for quick and easy meals such as egg salad sandwiches and snacks on-the-go • Try a new recipe with your kids on the weekend, like our Cheddar-Herb Egg Stuffed Muffins and Garden Veggie Omelette Pinwheels – perfect to pack in a lunch box. Or visit our website for more recipe ideas.
Garden Veggie Omelette Pinwheels
Burnbrae Farms believes in giving back to the communities in which we do business. We support many local community programs as well as local and national charities. We encourage other companies to support programs like Toonies for Tummies this year. A Toonie may not seem like a lot, but it can go a long way to a child in need. Think of how many eggs a Toonie can buy!